await on synchronous functions

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Thu Jul 23 13:06:02 UTC 2015

On 17 July 2015 at 23:39, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Andrea Giammarchi <
> andrea.giammarchi at> wrote:
>> If I might, if there's one thing that has never particularly shone in JS,
>> that is consistency.
>> I see only two possibilities here: 1) it throws with non Promises 2) it
>> "Promisify" anything that's not a Promise as if it was a
>> `Promise.resolve(1)` ... but since there's too much magic in the second
>> point, I'd rather stick with the first one.
> Definitely #2. Had #1 been proposed, async/await never would have achieved
> consensus.

Wait, what?? Oh no, please don't bake that sloppy craze deeper into the
language! Implicit conversions are Not Good.

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