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(These docs are equivalent to the old BuckleScript docs before the ReScript rebrand)


ReScript has built-in support for JavaScript promises. The 3 functions you generally need are:

  • Js.Promise.resolve: 'a => Js.Promise.t('a)

  • Js.Promise.then_: ('a => Js.Promise.t('b), Js.Promise.t('a)) => Js.Promise.t('b)

  • Js.Promise.catch: (Js.Promise.error => Js.Promise.t('a), Js.Promise.t('a)) => Js.Promise.t('a)

Additionally, here's the type signature for creating a promise on the ReScript side:

Reason (Old Syntax)ML (Older Syntax)
Js.Promise.make: (
    ~resolve: (. 'a) => unit,
    ~reject: (. exn) => unit
  ) => unit
) => Js.Promise.t('a);

This type signature means that make takes a callback that takes 2 named arguments, resolve and reject. Both arguments are themselves uncurried callbacks (with a dot). make returns the created promise.


Using the pipe operator:

Reason (Old Syntax)ML (Older Syntax)JS Output
let myPromise = Js.Promise.make((~resolve, ~reject) => resolve(. 2));

|> Js.Promise.then_(value => {
     Js.Promise.resolve(value + 2);
|> Js.Promise.then_(value => {
     Js.Promise.resolve(value + 3);
|> Js.Promise.catch(err => {
     Js.log2("Failure!!", err);

Note: we might offer a dedicated syntax for JS promises (async/await) in the future. Stay tuned!