Execute a function ambidextrously (normalizes the differences between synchronous and asynchronous functions). Useful for treating synchronous functions as asynchronous functions (like supporting both synchronous and asynchronous event definitions automatically).
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Execute a function ambidextrously (normalizes the differences between synchronous and asynchronous functions). Useful for treating synchronous functions as asynchronous functions (like supporting both synchronous and asynchronous event definitions automatically).

Install

NPM

  • Install: npm install --save ambi
  • Module: require('ambi')

Browserify

  • Install: npm install --save ambi
  • Module: require('ambi')
  • CDN URL: //wzrd.in/bundle/ambi@3.2.0

Ender

  • Install: ender add ambi
  • Module: require('ambi')

Editions

This package is published with the following editions:

  • ambi aliases ambi/index.js which uses Editions to automatically select the correct edition for the consumers environment
  • ambi/source/index.js is esnext source code with require for modules
  • ambi/edition-browsers/index.js is esnext compiled for browsers with require for modules
  • ambi/edition-node-0.8/index.js is esnext compiled for node.js 0.8 with require for modules

Usage

Example

// Import
const ambi = require('ambi')
let result = null

// Sample methods
function syncMethod (x, y) {
    return x * y
}
function asyncMethod (x, y, next) {
    return setTimeout(function () {
        next(null, x * y)
    }, 0)
}

// Call the synchronous function asynchronously
// ambi adds support for this asynchronous callback automatically
result = ambi(syncMethod, 5, 2, function (err, result) {
    console.log(err, result)  // null, 10
})
console.log(result)  // 10 - just like normal

// Call the asynchronous function asynchronously
// ambi doesn't do anything special here
result = ambi(asyncMethod, 5, 2, function (err, result) {
    console.log(err, result)  // null, 10
})
console.log(result)  // setTimeout - just like normal

Notes

  • Ambi accepts the arguments (method, ...args)
    • method is the function to execute
    • ...args is the arguments to send to the method
      • the last argument is expected to be the completion callback
      • the completion callback is optional, but if defined, is expected to have the signature of (err, ...results)
  • If the method has equal or more arguments than ambi received, then we assume it is an asynchronous method and let it handle calling of the completion callback itself
  • If the method has less arguments than ambi received, then we assume it is a synchronous method and we'll call the completion callback ourselves
    • If the synchronous method throws an error or returns an error, we'll try to call the completion callback with a single err argument
    • If the synchronous method executes without error, we'll try to call the completion callback with a err argument equal to null, and a result argument equal to the returned result of the synchronous method

History

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