Atomics.exchange()

The static Atomics.exchange() method stores a given value at a given position in the array and returns the old value at that position. This atomic operation guarantees that no other write happens between the read of the old value and the write of the new value.

Syntax

Atomics.exchange(typedArray, index, value)

Parameters

typedArray

An integer typed array. One of Int8Array, Uint8Array, Int16Array, Uint16Array, Int32Array, Uint32Array, BigInt64Array, or BigUint64Array.

index

The position in the typedArray to exchange a value.

value

The number to exchange.

Return value

The old value at the given position (typedArray[index]).

Exceptions

  • Throws a TypeError, if typedArray is not one of the allowed integer types.
  • Throws a RangeError, if index is out of bounds in the typedArray.

Examples

Using exchange()

const sab = new SharedArrayBuffer(1024);
const ta = new Uint8Array(sab);

Atomics.exchange(ta, 0, 12); // returns 0, the old value
Atomics.load(ta, 0); // 12

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-atomics.exchange

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