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import { useState, useEffect, useCallback } from 'react'
function usePromise(createPromise) {
const [error, setError] = useState()
const [value, setValue] = useState()
useEffect(() => {
let current = true
value => {
if (current) setValue(value)
error => {
if (current) setError(error)
return () => {
current = false
}, [createPromise])
return [error, value]
// Use it like this:
function Profile({ uid }) {
const [error, user] = usePromise(useCallback(() => fetchUser(uid), [uid]))
// ...

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@erikras erikras commented May 22, 2019

That's sexy.


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@naholyr naholyr commented May 22, 2019

Nice, is there a case where you'd not call useCallback around createPromise? Maybe you could do it for user? something like this:

function usePromise(createPromise, args = [], deps = args) {
  const createPromiseRef = useCallback(() => createPromise(...args), deps)


const [error, user] = usePromise(fetchUser, [uid])

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@mjackson mjackson commented May 23, 2019

There's a great linter for useCallback that warns you when you don't have the right deps. If I add deps to usePromise, I'd have to ship a linter rule with it as well or risk people not using the right dependencies. Making people call useCallback explicitly avoids that.

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