Do not use synchronization outside the scope of the supported synchronization constructs (such as semaphores, monitors, and Taligent's MReferenceCounted). Rapid changes in hardware designs make all such constructs potentially unsafe and nonportable. For example, on both the PowerPC` and Alpha architectures, reads and writes can appear to happen in different orders to different processors within a multiprocessor.

At Taligent, there are no exceptions unless specifically granted by an architect.

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