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Re: [whatwg] An API for unhandled promise rejections

From: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:45:47 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
Message-ID: <91e5bbdbe5074284a28d0b9d161aa328@BN1PR05MB325.namprd05.prod.outlook.com>
From: Boris Zbarsky [mailto:bzbarsky@mit.edu] 

>On 9/12/14, 3:19 PM, Domenic Denicola wrote:
>>> If there is no listener for either when the promise would normally fire error, but then a listener for "rejectionhandled" gets added before a .catch() call on the promise, does the listener get called?
>>
>> No.
>
> That's not compatible with "the events always get fired", afaict.... 
> Are we talking about different situations here somehow?

Probably. Some code would help :). I envision the scenario you're describing as:

```js
var p = Promise.reject(new Error("boo"));

setTimeout(() => {
  window.onrejectionhandled = () => console.log("got here");
}, 100);

setTimeout(() => {
  p.catch(() => {});
}, 200);
```

In this case the event would be fired, but no listener would be present at that time, so "got here" would not be logged. What scenario were you envisioning?


> The promise itself can't be shipped out of the worker scope to the onerror on the Worker itself; that's why I was asking what we want to do with workers.  If we want a unique key thing there we need some non-object (or at least structured clonable) key.

Oh, hmm, I didn't realize you could listen to worker errors via `workerInstance.onerror = ...` in the creating script; I thought you were referring to `self.onerror = ...` inside the worker.

More reason for an integer key, I guess. (Call it promiseId, presumably?) The alternative would be not letting you catch such errors via `workerInstance.onerror`, but I assume that would just complicate things and fit poorly with any telemetry frameworks that try to collect errors from both the window and any spawned workers.
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