1.1.0 • Published 2 years ago

ecma-async-loop v1.1.0

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JavaScript / TypeScript library to help to perform asynchronous loop

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The problem and the solution

You have a async function and need to loop it, but the loop structure in ecmascript do not allow you to use "await" keywork inside a loop (you are allowed, but it does not work)

async function yourCustomAsyncFunction(): Promise<void> {
  return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    setTimeout(() => {
    }, 100);

it does not work:

let index = 0;
while (index < 10) {
  await yourCustomAsyncFunction();

But you can do that:

  while: () => index < 10,
  execute: () => yourCustomAsyncFunction()
}).then(() => {
  //  loop complete
}).catch(e => {
  //  some of the functions has broken

//  you can create an execution queue to use in the for each method:
declare someHttpApi(importantData: number): Promise<void>;
const dataToSendToSomeApi = [ 2, 4, 2, 2, 6 ];

//  here you create an array of async functions (or functions that returns promises)
const executionQueue = dataToSendToSomeApi.map(no => {
  return () => someHttpApi(importantData);

asyncForEach(executionQueue).then(() => {
  //  loop complete
}).catch(e => {
  //  some of the functions has broken


npm install ecma-async-loop --save


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  • You get approved and your branch with the feature / fix