future

Returns a future. It is not possible to assign a future to a collection or add the future to a list. If you do, then nil will be assigned instead.

If you want to use the return value from a future, you need to use then(..) and

This function does not generate an event.

Function

future(request, arg1, arg2, ..., argX)

Arguments

Argument Type Description
request thing/closure/nil (required) The request or nil for a plain future. A closure can be used as a shortcut for future(..).then(||...).
arg1..argX any (optional) Arguments which will be used in the result.

Return value

A list with as first value the return value from the optional module or nil followed by the future arguments.

Example

This code shows an example usage of future():

future(nil, 42);

Return value in JSON format

[null, 42]