await on synchronous functions

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Jul 17 21:37:43 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Kevin Smith <zenparsing at> wrote:

> I know the spec for this isn't finalized, but what is the current
>> direction for the behaviour when await is used on a function that is not
>> marked async and doesn't return a Promise? Should it run immediately or
>> wait for the next turn of the event loop?
> More generally, the question is: what should await do for non-promises?
>     await 1;
> Should it force a job to be queued?

Yes, absolutely. It must be equivalent to
though of course for the original bindings of Promise.resolve and .then
rather than the current bindings.

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