RunAsync

A function that returns a Future object, which is an eventual result of an asynchronous operation (like a promise in javascript)

The Future Object has the following functions:

  • cancel() returns Boolean
  • isCancelled() returns Boolean
  • isDone() returns Boolean
  • error() returns Future
  • get(closure, timezone) returns Future
  • then(closure, timezone) returns Future
RunAsync( closure [, timeout ] )

Returns: object

Argument Description Default
closure
object, required

Alias: callback, udf, function

timeout
number, optional

timeout for the action

0

Examples

future = runAsync(function(){
		return 10;
	}).then( function(input){
		return input + 20;
	});
	dump(future);
	result = future.get(10); // 10 is timeout(in ms)
	writeOutput(result); // output is 30

See also