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And you do this when you have 10 different steps and each one of those steps should also have an error case. And you do this for 100s of resources and you have callback hell.

If you start seeing do1() do2().. or cb1(), cb2() and so on function that is the "hell" everyone is talking about. Of course you should name your functions better -- but that's not the point. Logically you might not need an extra function but you are forced to add it because of the way your framework forced you to handle IO.

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