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AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
It's just syntactic sugar
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
Yeah, that's what I'm questioning
why doesn't it give you an expression of that type? b/c as you say, it's syntactic sugar, so it does give that expression in Node (iirc)
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
If it did return a promise, this would work,
function returnPromise () : Promise<number> {
  return (await 1);
}
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
which it does
once you add the missing async keyword
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
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Exactly. The async part is the problem here
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
oh ffs
no wait what
async is in my code
for a second I thought it was I'd just missed async, but nope: async is there
so your example doesn't really relate to mine, as far as I can tell
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep

function takesNumberOnly (x : number) {
  console.log(x+1);
}
async function returnPromise ()  {
  const x = await 1;
  takesNumberOnly(x);
  takesNumberOnly(await 1);
}
If (await 1) is an expression of type Promise<number>
Then the second call to takesNumberOnly would not work
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
Yeah I see. and you're right; this is turning how I figured it would
it's contextual, but too complex to type like that
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
It's sytactic sugar for,
function returnPromise2 ()  {
  Promise.resolve(1)
    .then((x) => {
      takesNumberOnly(x);
      Promise.resolve(1)
        .then((y) => {
          takesNumberOnly(y);
        });
    });
}
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
yeah yeah
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
gdi gitter highlighting
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
you need to add ts
im actually slightly disppointed in myself for not putting that together XD
but cheers for the sanity check
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
Sometimes, adding ts doesn't make it any better =x
No problem <3
Gareth Jones
@G-Rath
yeah I know
but so yeah: it's b/c of the await in the inner fn
also ugh ffs my whole fn is redundant XD which is annoying b/c I thought that originally :joy:
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
I didn't even notice till you said it =x
I need to up my code review skillz
Bruce Pascoe
@fatcerberus
(await 1) is expression of type number
It auto-wraps 1 in a promise and then unwraps it
You basically just waited an extra tick for a value you already had :P
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
Kick him down some more :soccer:
Derya Aydede
@Derya
is async/await actually just syntactic sugar?
i was under the impression that it actually is not the exact same as the non-async equivalent

Without await, promises in for loops would be a hassle, especially if each iteration depends on the previous iteration (so no Promise.all())
I think you have to actually use a recursive function for the loop if you can't use await.

Memory is rusty and I'm too lazy to try it out

Derya Aydede
@Derya
yeah you'd have to make some nightmarish construct
thank you based async/await
Bruce Pascoe
@fatcerberus
It’s syntactic sugar as far as the behavior goes, but it being syntax makes it a lot easier to write certain constructs, like AnyhowStep says
The main advantage is you can use the value of a promise at expression-level
Whereas with .then() it’s just one step above callback hell
But other than that it's still just vanilla promise semantics under the hood, right down to the duck-typed .then
The best way to describe it is to imagine the async function is a generator, and await does something like Promise.then(x => currentGenerator.next(x)); yield;
Bruce Pascoe
@fatcerberus
Destructuring in function parameter lists still confuses the hell out of me: microsoft/TypeScript#33474
I look at the signature and it's like... okay... now exactly what am I supposed to provide at the callsite for that
I have to mentally reconstruct the destructuring in order to know what to pass to it
AnyhowStep
@AnyhowStep
Fuck that mess lol
Bruce Pascoe
@fatcerberus