else

Function else accepts a closure as argument which will be executed only when the future is using a module which has failed with some error. The code inside the closure will only generate an event then the closure code is executed. The return value of the closure will be used as the new future value.

The closure will be called with the same arguments as given to the future, except for the first argument, which is the error from the module.

This function does not generate an event.

Function

future.else(closure)

Arguments

Argument Type Description
callback closure (required) Closure when will be executed when successful

Return value

Returns the parent future.

Example

This code shows an example using then():

// This module will not work since `dummy` does not exist
new_module('DUMMY', 'dummy');

// Some values for this example
a = 6;
b = 7;

future({
    module: 'DUMMY'
}, a, b).else(|err, a, b| {
    assert( is_err(err) );  // the first argument is of type `error`
    assert (a * b == 42 );  // arguments are also available in the `else` case

    err.msg();              // set the error message as return value
});

Example return value in JSON format

"module `DUMMY` is not running (status: no such file or directory)"