with_promise_domain: Promise domains

Description Usage Arguments Details

View source: R/domains.R

Description

Promise domains are used to temporarily set up custom environments that intercept and influence the registration of callbacks. Create new promise domain objects using new_promise_domain, and temporarily activate a promise domain object (for the duration of evaluating a given expression) using with_promise_domain.

Usage

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with_promise_domain(domain, expr, replace = FALSE)

new_promise_domain(
  wrapOnFulfilled = identity,
  wrapOnRejected = identity,
  wrapSync = force,
  onError = force,
  ...,
  wrapOnFinally = NULL
)

Arguments

domain

A promise domain object to install while expr is evaluated.

expr

Any R expression, to be evaluated under the influence of domain.

replace

If FALSE, then the effect of the domain will be added to the effect of any currently active promise domain(s). If TRUE, then the current promise domain(s) will be ignored for the duration of the with_promise_domain call.

wrapOnFulfilled

A function that takes a single argument: a function that was passed as an onFulfilled argument to then(). The wrapOnFulfilled function should return a function that is suitable for onFulfilled duty.

wrapOnRejected

A function that takes a single argument: a function that was passed as an onRejected argument to then(). The wrapOnRejected function should return a function that is suitable for onRejected duty.

wrapSync

A function that takes a single argument: a (lazily evaluated) expression that the function should force(). This expression represents the expr argument passed to with_promise_domain(); wrapSync allows the domain to manipulate the environment before/after expr is evaluated.

onError

A function that takes a single argument: an error. onError will be called whenever an exception occurs in a domain (that isn't caught by a tryCatch). Providing an onError callback doesn't cause errors to be caught, necessarily; instead, onError callbacks behave like calling handlers.

...

Arbitrary named values that will become elements of the promise domain object, and can be accessed as items in an environment (i.e. using [[ or $).

wrapOnFinally

A function that takes a single argument: a function that was passed as an onFinally argument to then(). The wrapOnFinally function should return a function that is suitable for onFinally duty. If wrapOnFinally is NULL (the default), then the domain will use both wrapOnFulfilled and wrapOnRejected to wrap the onFinally. If it's important to distinguish between normal fulfillment/rejection handlers and finally handlers, then be sure to provide wrapOnFinally, even if it's just base::identity().

Details

While with_promise_domain is on the call stack, any calls to then() (or higher level functions or operators, like catch() or the various pipes) will belong to the promise domain. In addition, when a then callback that belongs to a promise domain is invoked, then any new calls to then will also belong to that promise domain. In other words, a promise domain "infects" not only the immediate calls to then, but also to "nested" calls to then.

For more background, read the original design doc.

For examples, see the source code of the Shiny package, which uses promise domains extensively to manage graphics devices and reactivity.


promises documentation built on Feb. 12, 2021, 1:06 a.m.