Apologies to Jim.  Sent this to him, meant for the dev list of course.

>> On 17 Sep 2018, at 14:18, Jim Jagielski <j...@jagunet.com> wrote:
>> FYI: Both clang and GCC support both __sync and __atomic which support 64bit 
>> ints. We could add that functionality to APR... 
> We could indeed.
> But does that not potentially leave a nasty gotcha?  Where a developer uses 
> it and expects
> atomic operations, and their application is subsequently built on a platform 
> that
> doesn't support those qualifiers.
> With the obvious fallback it breaks silently.  With a more 
> sophisticated/heavyweight
> fallback, we should consider whether it's maintainable or likely to fall into 
> disrepair.
> I wouldn't want to stop you, but it needs some thought.
> -- 
> Nick Kew

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