Trying to understand async await

You can only usefully await a promise.

setTimeout returns a timeout id (a number) that you can pass to clearTimeout to cancel it. It doesn’t return a promise.

You could wrap setTimeout in a promiseā€¦

async function test() {
  await new Promise( resolve => setTimeout(() => {
    console.log('done');
    resolve("done");
  }, 1000));

  console.log('it finished');
}


test();

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