NuGet\Install-Package Egodystonic.Atomics -Version 1.0.0-alpha1
dotnet add package Egodystonic.Atomics --version 1.0.0-alpha1
<PackageReference Include="Egodystonic.Atomics" Version="1.0.0-alpha1" />
paket add Egodystonic.Atomics --version 1.0.0-alpha1
#r "nuget: Egodystonic.Atomics, 1.0.0-alpha1"
// Install Egodystonic.Atomics as a Cake Addin #addin nuget:?package=Egodystonic.Atomics&version=1.0.0-alpha1&prerelease // Install Egodystonic.Atomics as a Cake Tool #tool nuget:?package=Egodystonic.Atomics&version=1.0.0-alpha1&prerelease
Atomics is a C#/.NET Standard 2.0 library aimed at providing thread-safe wrappers for mutable shared state variables.
Please note: This library is currently in alpha. There is no inline documentation yet and the API is liable to minor changes.
- Provides built-in mechanisms for operating on mutable variables in discrete, atomic operations; including 'basics' like compare-and-swap/increment etc. but also more complex or arbitrary routines, making it easier to reason about potential concurrent accesses and eliminate accidental race conditions.
- Helps ensure that all accesses to wrapped variables are done in a threadsafe manner. Unlike with other synchronization primitives, mutable variables wrapped in an
Atomic<T>wrapper are much harder to accidentally alter in an unsafe way.
- Almost all operations are "lock-free", resulting in high-scalability for almost any contention level and any number of threads; with a suite of benchmarks used to measure performance and guide implementation.
- A full suite of unit tests with a custom-built harness for testing the entire library with multiple concurrent threads.
- Support for custom equality (e.g. compare-and-swap with two
IEquatable<>objects will use their
Equals()function for comparison).
- Library is targeted to .NET Standard 2.0 which is supported by most modern .NET platforms.
- MIT licensed.
Although the best design for threadsafe code is to have no mutable state at all, sometimes it is a necessity for performance or reasons of complexity.
As growth in single-core computing power is slowing, scaling via parallelism with higher CPU core counts is becoming an increasingly important way to increase application responsiveness. The latest generation of desktop CPUs have more threads than ever before, with the flagship specs currently being Intel's i9 9900k (16 threads) and AMD's Threadripper 2950X (32 threads).
Currently the .NET FCL/BCL offers a great suite of tools for writing parellized/concurrent code with
async/await, concurrent & immutable collections,
Tasks and the TPL, and more fundamental constructs like locks, semaphores, reader-writer locks, and more.
However, one potentially missing element is the provision for threadsafe single variables, often used as part of a larger concurrent algorithm or data structure. Many other languages provide a similar library, including C++, Java, Rust, and Go.
For more documentation, please visit the github page at https://github.com/Egodystonic/Atomics
|.NET||net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows|
|.NET Core||netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1|
|.NET Standard||netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1|
|.NET Framework||net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48|
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