asyncify.js

import isObject from 'lodash/isObject';
import initialParams from './internal/initialParams';

/**
 * Take a sync function and make it async, passing its return value to a
 * callback. This is useful for plugging sync functions into a waterfall,
 * series, or other async functions. Any arguments passed to the generated
 * function will be passed to the wrapped function (except for the final
 * callback argument). Errors thrown will be passed to the callback.
 *
 * If the function passed to `asyncify` returns a Promise, that promises's
 * resolved/rejected state will be used to call the callback, rather than simply
 * the synchronous return value.
 *
 * This also means you can asyncify ES2016 `async` functions.
 *
 * @name asyncify
 * @static
 * @memberOf module:Utils
 * @method
 * @alias wrapSync
 * @category Util
 * @param {Function} func - The synchronous function to convert to an
 * asynchronous function.
 * @returns {Function} An asynchronous wrapper of the `func`. To be invoked with
 * (callback).
 * @example
 *
 * // passing a regular synchronous function
 * async.waterfall([
 *     async.apply(fs.readFile, filename, "utf8"),
 *     async.asyncify(JSON.parse),
 *     function (data, next) {
 *         // data is the result of parsing the text.
 *         // If there was a parsing error, it would have been caught.
 *     }
 * ], callback);
 *
 * // passing a function returning a promise
 * async.waterfall([
 *     async.apply(fs.readFile, filename, "utf8"),
 *     async.asyncify(function (contents) {
 *         return db.model.create(contents);
 *     }),
 *     function (model, next) {
 *         // `model` is the instantiated model object.
 *         // If there was an error, this function would be skipped.
 *     }
 * ], callback);
 *
 * // es6 example
 * var q = async.queue(async.asyncify(async function(file) {
 *     var intermediateStep = await processFile(file);
 *     return await somePromise(intermediateStep)
 * }));
 *
 * q.push(files);
 */
export default function asyncify(func) {
    return initialParams(function (args, callback) {
        var result;
        try {
            result = func.apply(this, args);
        } catch (e) {
            return callback(e);
        }
        // if result is Promise object
        if (isObject(result) && typeof result.then === 'function') {
            result.then(function(value) {
                callback(null, value);
            }, function(err) {
                callback(err.message ? err : new Error(err));
            });
        } else {
            callback(null, result);
        }
    });
}