Which is the first argument typically passed to a Node.js callback handler?

By convention, lots of libraries were passing an error message as the first argument to make it easier to check for errors.

function doThis(callback){ 
    callback(error, data);

doThis( error, data => {
    if (error) handleError(); // error
    console.log(data); // success

As more code is moving to use Promise, this convention may disappear leaving developers with no real answer to this question.

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