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Spec compliance: finally block of sync generator should not execute if used in async loop while yielding rejected promise #11043

vadzim opened this issue Jan 22, 2020 · 1 comment


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@vadzim vadzim commented Jan 22, 2020

Bug Report

Current Behavior
According to the spec the code

function* generator() {
   try {
      yield Promise.resolve(2)
      yield Promise.reject(new Error(3))
   } finally {

// 1)
async function () {
   for (const x of generator()) consume(await x)

// 2)
async function () {
   for await (const x of generator()) consume(x)

// 3)
async function* () {
   yield* generator()

should print "finally" only in the 1) case.

In the cases 2) and 3) finally block of the generator should not be executed.

Node@10 and above, current firefox and chromium have spec compliant behavior.

Babel when transpiling not node@8 has wrong behavior according to spec.

Now a lot of code is transpiled by people to the node@8 js version, and so async generators are transpiled by babel in the non-spec complained way. When the node@8 becomes obsolete and that code will be transpiled to node@10 then it can start to behave in a different way.

I suggest this should be fixed in the spec, not in the babel, though I think it's worth to make spec-compliance in some way.



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