New Issue: Should we support direct reads/writes to atomics?

16237, “bradcray”, “Should we support direct reads/writes to atomics?”, “2020-08-13T18:43:06Z”

Currently, in order to do any read or write of an atomic variable, a user has to use .read() and .write() methods to access its value. In many cases, these seem like overkill and that the compiler should be able to automatically put in the .read() and .write() methods, making them optional, but not required. This issue proposes we pursue this convenience.