Generator.prototype.return()

The return() method returns the given value and finishes the generator.

Syntax

return(value)

Parameters

value
The value to return.

Return value

The value that is given as an argument.

Examples

Using return()

The following example shows a simple generator and the return method.

function* gen() {
  yield 1;
  yield 2;
  yield 3;
}

const g = gen();

g.next();        // { value: 1, done: false }
g.return('foo'); // { value: "foo", done: true }
g.next();        // { value: undefined, done: true }

If return(value) is called on a generator that is already in "completed" state, the generator will remain in "completed" state.

If no argument is provided, the value property of the returned object will be "undefined". If an argument is provided, it will be set to the value of the value property of the returned object.

function* gen() {
  yield 1;
  yield 2;
  yield 3;
}

const g = gen();
g.next(); // { value: 1, done: false }
g.next(); // { value: 2, done: false }
g.next(); // { value: 3, done: false }
g.next(); // { value: undefined, done: true }
g.return(); // { value: undefined, done: true }
g.return(1); // { value: 1, done: true }

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
#sec-generator.prototype.return

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See also