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avoid-uncaught-future-errors

added in: 1.7.0

Warns when an error from a Future inside a try / catch block might not be caught.

If a Future that results in an error is awaited only after an async gap (ex. another Future is being awaited), the error will be caught by the global error handler as well as the outer try / catch block. This behavior is by design and may lead to unexpected errors being shown.

Additional resources:

Example

❌ Bad:

Future<void> asyncFunctionAssignFuture() async {
try {
final future = asyncFunctionError();

await Future.delayed(const Duration(seconds: 1));
await future; // LINT
} catch (e) {
print('caught in function: $e');
}
}

✅ Good:

Future<void> asyncFunctionAssignFuture() async {
try {
final future = asyncFunctionError().catchError((error) { ... });

await Future.delayed(const Duration(seconds: 1));
await future;
} catch (e) {
print('caught in function: $e');
}
}