errto

Simple error handling helper.

errTo - simple error handling helper for Node.js/CoffeeScript

There are lots of times in Node.js when you need to check for 'err' parameter returned from async function. This small module helps dealing with this by calling error handler automatically.

# Old style. You need to remember to check error after every async call. 
readDirectoryAsync = (catalog, callback) ->
    fs.readdir catalog(err, filenames) ->
        if err? then return callback(err)
        callback nullfilenames
 
errTo = require 'errto'
 
# Same function, with the errTo helper. 
readDirectoryAsync = (catalog, callback) ->
    fs.readdir catalogerrTo callback(filenames) -> # Notice no 'err' argument. 
        # This code is called ONLY on successful fs.readdir. 
        callback nullfilenames
 
# Express sample. 
app.get '/'(req, res, next) ->
    readDirectoryAsync __dirnameerrTo next(filenames) ->
        res.send filenames

(See index.js, its 15 LOC)

errTo function takes 2 arguments: errorHandler and successHandler. It returns a function which, when called, will check its first argument (err) and call first or second function correspondingly. errorHandler is called with 'err' argument. successHandler is called with all but the 'err' argument.

License: MIT