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Disallow awaiting a value that is not a Thenable.


Some problems reported by this rule are manually fixable by editor suggestions.


This rule requires type information to run.

A "Thenable" value is an object which has a then method, such as a Promise. The await keyword is generally used to retrieve the result of calling a Thenable's then method.

If the await keyword is used on a value that is not a Thenable, the value is directly resolved immediately. While doing so is valid JavaScript, it is often a programmer error, such as forgetting to add parenthesis to call a function that returns a Promise.

module.exports = {
"rules": {
"@typescript-eslint/await-thenable": "error"

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await 'value';

const createValue = () => 'value';
await createValue();
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When Not To Use It

If you want to allow code to await non-Promise values. For example, if your framework is in transition from one style of asynchronous code to another, it may be useful to include awaits unnecessarily. This is generally not preferred but can sometimes be useful for visual consistency. You might consider using ESLint disable comments for those specific situations instead of completely disabling this rule.

Type checked lint rules are more powerful than traditional lint rules, but also require configuring type checked linting. See Troubleshooting > Linting with Type Information > Performance if you experience performance degredations after enabling type checked rules.