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await-event

Await Event

A really stupid utility I use frequently for event emitters. Allows you to yield an event and return the results. I use this a lot of locking.

Note: you probably shouldn't use this for the error event.

Example

var PassThrough = require('stream').PassThrough
 
var stream = new PassThrough()
// you attach it directly on an event emitter 
stream.await = require('await-event')
 
co(function* () {
  var chunk = yield stream.await('data')
  var chunk = yield stream.await('data')
  var chunk = yield stream.await('data')
}).catch(noop)
 
stream.write('some chunk')

You can use awaitEvent without attach on an event emitter:

var EventEmitter = require('event')
 
var emitter = new EventEmitter()
co(function*() {
  yield awaitEvent(emitter, 'ready')
}).catch(noop)

When use this for error event, it will reject once error event emitted:

var EventEmitter = require('event')
 
var emitter = new EventEmitter()
co(function*() {
  // it will throw when `error` event emitted 
  yield awaitEvent(emitter, 'error')
}).catch(err => console.error(err.stack))