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callback-timeout

Invokes callback with single error argument if timeout occurs before it's invoked by other means

callback-timeout

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Executes callback with single error argument if timeout is exceeded before it's called naturally

example

var timeout = require('callback-timeout')
 
function doSomethingFast(cb) { setTimeout(cb, 100) }
function doSomethingSlow(cb) { setTimeout(cb, 2000) }
 
doSomethingFast(timeout(function doSomethingFastHandler (err) {
  if (err)
    console.log(err.code, err.message) // Will not happen 
  else
    console.log('doSomethingFastHandler executed without error.') // Will happen 
}, 1000))
 
doSomethingSlow(timeout(function doSomethingSlowHandler (err) {
  if (err)
    console.log(err.code, err.message) // ETIMEOUT ...  
  else
    console.log('doSomethingSlowHandler executed without error.') // Will not happen 
}, 1000))

usage

var timeout      = require('callback-timeout'),
    TimeoutError = require('callback-timeout/errors').TimeoutError

timeout(callback [, ms, msg])

Returns a callback function that will execute after ms milliseconds with a single TimeoutError argument if not invoked by other means first. If the ms timeout argument is omitted, 0, or null, then the timeout is disabled and the original callback is returned. msg may be used to set a custom error message (on timeout), otherwise an appropriate one will be set for you.

TimeoutError

The constructor of the error supplied to the callback when a timeout occurs. TimeoutError objects will have a code property with the value ETIMEOUT.

install

With npm do:

npm install callback-timeout

testing

npm test [--dot | --spec] [--phantom] [--grep=pattern]

Specifying --dot or --spec will change the output from the default TAP style. Specifying --phantom will cause the tests to run in the headless phantom browser instead of node. Specifying --grep will only run the test files that match the given pattern.

browser test

npm run browser-test

This will run the tests in all browsers (specified in .zuul.yml). Be sure to educate zuul first.

coverage

npm run coverage [--html]

This will output a textual coverage report. Including --html will also open an HTML coverage report in the default browser.