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Bridging the gap between Rust Futures and JavaScript Promises

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API Documentation

This crate bridges the gap between a Rust Future and a JavaScript Promise. It provides two conversions:

  1. From a JavaScript Promise into a Rust Future.
  2. From a Rust Future into a JavaScript Promise.

Additionally under the feature flag futures-core-03-stream there is experimental support for AsyncIterator to Stream conversion.

See the API documentation for more info.


Converting between JavaScript Promises to Rust Futures.

This crate provides a bridge for working with JavaScript Promise types as a Rust Future, and similarly contains utilities to turn a rust Future into a JavaScript Promise. This can be useful when working with asynchronous or otherwise blocking work in Rust (wasm), and provides the ability to interoperate with JavaScript events and JavaScript I/O primitives.

There are three main interfaces in this crate currently:

  1. JsFuture

    A type that is constructed with a Promise and can then be used as a Future<Output = Result<JsValue, JsValue>>. This Rust future will resolve or reject with the value coming out of the Promise.

  2. future_to_promise

    Converts a Rust Future<Output = Result<JsValue, JsValue>> into a JavaScript Promise. The future's result will translate to either a resolved or rejected Promise in JavaScript.

  3. spawn_local

    Spawns a Future<Output = ()> on the current thread. This is the best way to run a Future in Rust without sending it to JavaScript.

These three items should provide enough of a bridge to interoperate the two systems and make sure that Rust/JavaScript can work together with asynchronous and I/O work.


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