Promise aware wrapper for Node modules
Thin wrapper arround Node.js modules that makes the async functions promise aware. The wrapped methods return a promise the represents the value of the async operation. Traditional callbacks still work, allowing for a transparent drop-in.
Wrap a single function
var nodeThen fs readFileThen;nodeThen = ;fs = ;readFileThen = nodeThen;;
Wrap an object
var nodeThen fs fsThen;nodeThen = ;fs = ;fsThen = nodeThen;fsThen;
Our test suite uses Buster.js for correctness and Benchmark.js for performance.
Running the correctness tests: $ npm test
Running the performance tests: $ npm run-script benchmark
Wrapping a callback with a promise will be slower than the native callbacks. The question should be how much slower vs what benefit. Ultimatly, it's up to each developer to decide if the cost/benefit is worthwhile.
native callback x 749 ops/sec ±0.37% (24 runs sampled)promised callback x 697 ops/sec ±0.59% (87 runs sampled)promised promise x 710 ops/sec ±0.59% (75 runs sampled)promised callback is 0.084 ms slower than native callbackpromised promise is 0.069 ms slower than native callback