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A convenience transformer to turn every GeneratorFunction into a Promise.coroutine.

coroutiner = require('coroutiner')

obj = {
	fn: function*() {
		yield Promise.delay(500)
		return new Promise(function(resolve) { resolve(1000) })
	normalFn: function() { return 5 }

coroutiner( obj )

obj.fn().then(function(number) {
	number // returns 1000

Promise.coroutine(function*() {
	yield obj.fn() // returns 1000

obj.normalFn() // returns 5


Instead of calling Promise.coroutine on every generator function, just call coroutiner on a parent object. This allows one to build an application utilizing yield much more conveniently when every generator is already promisified.

Just be careful what you run this over. When prototype: true (default) is enabled this will work on class (){}.prototype, function(){}.prototype and {}.__proto__, which includes instances of classes.

You can also do it recursively.

// Create a new coroutiner, which also enumerates over a functions prototype
coroutiner = require('coroutiner')

fn = function*() {}
fn.prop = 1

obj = {
	fn: fn
	anArray: [
			fn: function*(){} // coroutined, due to { array: true }
	klass: class Class {
		fn: function*() {} // coroutined, due to { prototype: true }

// This is run on every matched GeneratorFunction
// Returning `false` will skip it from being transformed
validatorFunction = function(key, value, parent) {
	if ( key.match(/idontwantyou/) ) {
		return false // skipping

coroutiner.all(obj, validatorFunction)

// Properties of GeneratorFunctions will be copied over
obj.fn.prop // returns 1

Caveats and Warnings

Coroutiner will behave weirdly in this CoffeeScript example

class Test
	fn: => 
		# A bound function!
		yield return
class NewTest extends Test
	newFn: -> yield return

test = new NewTest()

coroutiner { test, NewTest }

yield test.fn() # Error, because .fn() never got coroutined before being extended
yield test.newFn() # Works because it was defined in NewTest's prototype
yield new NewTest().fn() # Works because the instance was created with the coroutined prototype

The transformer

Make sure require('bluebird') works if you aren't specifying your own transformer. Bluebird's Promise.coroutine is used as a transformer by default, but by creating your own coroutiner instance that can change.

coroutiner( obj, ?validatorFn?, ?types? )

Returned by require('coroutiner').

Transforms GeneratorFunctions within the obj with the transformer. Will also enumerate over the fn.prototype if prototypes are enabled.

This is not recursive.

coroutiner.all( obj, ?validator?, ?depth?, ?types? )

Recursively transforms properties, like coroutiner(). Be careful with this. Only run it over an object that exposes your generators. If this touches a library that expects generators then things will break.

coroutiner.Coroutiner( options )

Creates a new coroutiner instance.

options {Object}

  • validator {Function} A default validator function
  • transformer {Function} A default transformer instead of Promise.coroutine
  • array {Boolean} true Whether to iterate over arrays items
  • object {Boolean} true Whether to iterate over object properties
  • function {Boolean} true Whether to iterate over function properties
  • prototype {Boolean} true Whether to iterate over function/object prototypes

This controls which properties are enumerated over to look for transformable properties.

coroutiner.create( fn, ?types? )

Create a coroutined function and copies over its properties into a new returned function. This is called by coroutiner() and coroutiner.all()


	object: true, function: true, array: true
	prototype: true, unowned: true, circular: false

unowned as false if you only want .hasOwnProperty properties circular as true will remove cyclic recursion protection




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