Promise Terminology

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Fri Nov 9 23:08:48 PST 2012


It seems important to me that one can easily see the connection between the two terms. I don’t see it for Deferred and Promise. I do kind of see it for Promise and Future. Can we do better? Not there yet, but something like PromiseMaker and Promise.


On Nov 10, 2012, at 4:56 , Kevin Smith <khs4473 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of terms that different libraries and languages are using for promises.
> 
> In general, we need two terms: one to describe an object which can set the state of the "eventual", and one to describe an object which can only read the "eventual".
> 
> This document is just a start.  If you feel inclined, please add to it by leaving a comment here or on the document itself.
> 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OeEwqEuEPyDVRU9VXemxi3kc7ba_pugxHLD2BSrG_k/edit
> 
> - Kevin
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