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Async/Await support for jQuery 1.5+



= require('./jscex-jquery');
// Define an Async function with a special $await keyword in it 
var fetch = $.async(function(url) {
    // $await takes anything that returns a Promise 
    var it = $await( $.get(url) );
    // something with it... 
    return it;
// Return value of the $.async() call is always a Promise 


This module exports $.Jscex as a jQuery plugin, providing an $.async helper that turns a regular function into one that returns a Promise object.

Functions defines with $.async has access to an extra $await keyword, which can implicitly wait for other Promise objects.

Please see example.js for a sample usage, and type make demo to see it in action.

The source code is in src directory and written in LiveScript. Note that LiveScript is not a runtime dependency of this module; it's only used for development.


At the moment, this module only runs under Node.js. Pull requests welcome for porting to other runtime environments!

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