Promise : then vs then + catch [duplicate]

Is there any difference between the 2 followings codes ?

myPromise.then(function() {
    console.log('success');
}).catch(function() {
    console.log('error');
});

myPromise.then(function() {
    console.log('success');
}, function() {
    console.log('error');
});

I know then and catch returns new promises resolved or rejected with the value returns in the callback. But i see the 2 codes around the web and i'm curious about the real differences between the 2 codes.

Answers:

Answer

In your current code, they act the same because console.log('success'); will not fail.

However, if you write something like this...

myPromise.then(function() {
   // Some error may happen
   throw('An exception that would be caught');
}).catch(function() {
    console.log('error');
});
// Is the same as this, the errHandle tries to catch any unhandled error
// from previous result.
myPromise.then(func, null).then(null, errHandle);


myPromise.then(function() {
   // Some error may happen
   throw('An unhandled exception.');
}, function() {
    // This won't log the error if it happens in the 
    // some error may happen block.
    console.log('error');
});
// Is the same as this, the errHandle will handle errors from previous result,
// but it won't handle errs in func.
myPromise.then(func, errHandle)

The second form can't catch that error, while the first can.

Snippet for test:

// An function that may error and throw exception.
function funcThatThrows(test) {
  throw(`oops - error in test ${test}`);
}
function errHandler(exception) {
  console.log('We got an exception: ', exception);
}
// Expect: We got an exception:  oops - error in test 1
Promise.resolve(1).then(funcThatThrows).catch(errHandler);
// Is the same as below, the errHandler tries to catch any unhandled error
// from previous result.
// Expect: We got an exception:  oops - error in test 2
Promise.resolve(2).then(funcThatThrows, null).then(null, errHandler);

// If put the function and handler in the same then, the exception won't be caught.
// Expect: Uncaught (in promise) oops - error in test 3
Promise.resolve(3).then(funcThatThrows, errHandler);

Answer

I'm guessing it depends on how the Promise is implemented. As far as I know jQuery implements it in a different fashion.

The second you gave seems to be the jQuery version.

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