Clojure

Add a way to test/detect promise objects

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  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Declined
  • Affects Version/s: None
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Description

I'd like a predicate to determine whether an object is a (promise). Currently promises are implemented as a reify of IFn and IDeref, meaning there is no meaningful superclass to test for. It seems to me the simplest solution would be to create an IPromise interface extending IDeref; then (defn promise? [x] (instance? IPromise x)) is a simple solution. Even an empty "tagging" interface for IPromise would do, but it might also be nice to add a delivered? predicate for promises so that it's possible to test whether they're delivered without blocking or catching the "multiple deliver" exception; that would make the IPromise interface more meaningful as well.

This is fairly simple stuff, so I'll start plugging away at a patch and hope nobody objects.

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