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await can only be used in an
You can't use
await outside of an
async function. The code will just crash if you try. When you are coding in a NodeJS environment, that means that you can't use
await in the body directly. You have to use a function like this:
In NodeJS 8+, an unhandled error will trigger a warning. But the warning says that in later versions, it will be changed to a crash. You can see this warning with the following code: