Alternative to Promise

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Wed Sep 30 19:30:14 UTC 2015

and moreover, there are already many patterns a new features landing based
on them, like async, await, or generators through the swap or the
good old async where both
approaches provide alternative (or evolved) simplifications on top of
promises and callbacks.

TL;DR too late to swim against the current asynchronous current


On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at>

> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 10:51 PM, 韩冬 <handong05 at> wrote:
> > ES6 Promise is great,  i just want to share my thoughts on dealing with
> > callback hell issue with a different approach here.
> > I’m been try to port ConT monad from haskell to javascript these days,
> after
> > some work, i believe we can have a much simpler alternative to Promise,
> read
> > this introduction to my approach please:
> >
> >
> >
> > I’m not saying it’s better than Promise, but it’s much simpler and easier
> > IMO, any peer are welcomed!
> Promises already exist and are implemented in most browsers already.
> They won't be replaced; anything which hopes to occupy a similar niche
> needs to justify how it is sufficiently useful to be worth having two
> similar-but-not-identical things in the standard library.  There's
> always going to be decisions that could have been made slightly
> differently, and which would make things more convenient for
> particular use-cases, but that doesn't, by itself, justify the cost of
> adding to the standard library.
> Likely anything new will want to fit into the General Theory of
> Reactivity <>.
> ~TJ
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