How do I fix 'Parsing Error: The keyword 'await' is reserved'


#1
    if (!channel) return;

    const canvas = Canvas.createCanvas(700, 250);
    const ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

    const { body:buf } = await snekfetch.get('https://cdn.glitch.com/6ec6dccb-f1a9-4c03-b4f1-d6c639e188c9%2Fwallpaper.jpg?1532779841254');
    const background = await Canvas.loadImage(buffer);
    ctx.drawImage(background, 0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);

    ctx.strokeStyle = '#74037b';
    ctx.strokeRect(0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);

    // Slightly smaller text placed above the member's display name
    ctx.font = '28px sans-serif';
    ctx.fillStyle = '#ffffff';
    ctx.fillText('Welcome to the server,', canvas.width / 2.5, canvas.height / 3.5);

    // Add an exclamation point here and below
    ctx.font = applyText(canvas, `${member.displayName}!`);
    ctx.fillStyle = '#ffffff';
    ctx.fillText(`${member.displayName}!`, canvas.width / 2.5, canvas.height / 1.8);

    ctx.beginPath();
    ctx.arc(125, 125, 100, 0, Math.PI * 2, true);
    ctx.closePath();
    ctx.clip();

    const { body: buffer } = await snekfetch.get(member.user.displayAvatarURL);
    const avatar = await Canvas.loadImage(buffer);
    ctx.drawImage(avatar, 25, 25, 200, 200);

    const attachment = new Discord.Attachment(canvas.toBuffer(), 'welcome-image.png');

    channel.send(`Welcome to the server, ${member}!`, attachment);
});
    ctx.drawImage(background, 0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);

    ctx.strokeStyle = '#74037b';
    ctx.strokeRect(0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);

    // Slightly smaller text placed above the member's display name
    ctx.font = '28px sans-serif';
    ctx.fillStyle = '#ffffff';
    ctx.fillText('Welcome to the server,', canvas.width / 2.5, canvas.height / 3.5);

    // Add an exclamation point here and below
    ctx.font = applyText(canvas, `${member.displayName}!`);
    ctx.fillStyle = '#ffffff';
    ctx.fillText(`${member.displayName}!`, canvas.width / 2.5, canvas.height / 1.8);

    ctx.beginPath();
    ctx.arc(125, 125, 100, 0, Math.PI * 2, true);
    ctx.closePath();
    ctx.clip();

    const { body: buffer } = await snekfetch.get(member.user.displayAvatarURL);
    const avatar = await Canvas.loadImage(buffer);
    ctx.drawImage(avatar, 25, 25, 200, 200);

    const attachment = new Discord.Attachment(canvas.toBuffer(), 'welcome-image.png');

    channel.send(`Welcome to the server, ${member}!`, attachment);
});

Above is my code, However, I am getting an Error ‘Parsing Error: The keyword ‘await’ is reserved’
The line where my Error is occurring is below. Help me if you can please.
image


#2

You are using await in an async function? If the function is not async and you cannot make it async use .then() instead.


#3

So it’d be

const { body : buffer } = async snekfetch.get(member.user.displayAvatarURL);

??


#4

No, you still want the await there. You need to add async to whatever function all of this code lives in:

async function foo() {
  ...
  const { body: buffer } = await snekfetch.get(...);

#5

BTW, if you’re not using a command handler/framework (the bot is all in one file), you would put async on your client.on("message" line. for example:

client.on("message", async message => {