In the original Arduino IDE, these interrupts use libraries that depend on the AVR architecture of the Arduinos, so they won't be compatible with the x86 architecture of Edison. However, there are other ways to use the Edison that will provide you more flexibility with the hardware like using MRAA.
Regarding your question about the Atom's datasheet, unfortunately it’s not public. All available documentation about Edison can be found here: Intel Edison Support
Bugger! That's annoying. I hope intel do publish the datasheet soon.
Sorry, I worded my question incorrectly. I didn't mean can I use the AVR commands with the edison, rather I'm curious if there are Intel Atom equivilants that could be used in the arduino IDE. One of the things I like about the arduino IDE is the way you can use all the high level arduino syntax, while also using the lower level AVR syntax to achieve deeper control.
From your reply though, I am gathering that it is time for me to ditch the arduino IDE and move on to Eclipse and the MRAA library. I guess it's about time I learnt C++ properly anyway...
There's a similar command (not equivalent); from the Arduino IDE, you can use the command system to interact with the Edison's embedded Linux that will let you run Shell commands on your sketch, that command will let you interact directly with the OS from the Arduino side, so that will provide you a little bit more flexibility on your sketches.
Oh ok, awesome! I'll see if I can find some info on that
Excellent! I will endevour to get deep into it. Got some awesome projects that I hope to finally conplete soon I dare say I'll have many more questions, haha
Cheers for everyones contributions,