non-self referencial cyclical promises?

Bradley Meck bradley.meck at
Wed Feb 24 19:37:52 UTC 2016

I was doing some recursive data structure work and ended up with a cyclical
promise that did not use a direct self reference. It can be reduced down to:

var af, a = new Promise(f=>af=f);
var bf, b = new Promise(f=>bf=f);

af(b);bf(a); // the problem

a.then(_=>_) // some env/libs need this to start checking status

According to
it looks like this should cause a recursive and infinite set of

This code currently does strange things in stable browsers, but doesn't
seem to always cause infinite loops in the nightly builds of some things. I
was wondering what the expected behavior is here because I am having
trouble making sense of things.
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