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ECMAScript Shared Memory and Atomics

Specification: http://lars-t-hansen.github.io/ecmascript_sharedmem/shmem.html
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Enables atomic operations on shared memory locations. Allows for the role of "threads" to be played by Web Workers in web browser environments.

Use cases:
- Support for threaded code in programs written in other languages that are translated to asm.js or plain JS or a combination of the two, notably C++ but also JVM and CIL bytecode, Halide, Clojure, Rust, and similar safe languages.

- Support for hand-written JS or JS+asm.js that makes use of multiprocessing facilities for select tasks, such as image processing, asset management, or game AI.

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