error-cause-polyfill
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Polyfill error.cause.

error.cause is a recent JavaScript feature to wrap errors.

try {
  doSomething()
} catch (cause) {
  throw new Error('message', { cause })
}

Unfortunately, it is not supported in Node <16.9.0, Opera nor Safari <15. This library adds support for it in those environments.

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Differences with other polyfills

Unlike error-cause:

  • The package size is small (~50kB vs ~2000kB)
  • Error child classes still work
  • Error.stackTraceLimit still works
  • error.stack does not include the polyfill's internal code (in Node.js and Chrome)

Unlike core-js/Babel, this does not require adding core-js as a production dependency (~1000kB).

Install

npm install error-cause-polyfill

This package works in both Node.js >=18.18.0 and browsers.

This is an ES module. It must be loaded using an import or import() statement, not require(). If TypeScript is used, it must be configured to output ES modules, not CommonJS.

API

polyfill()

Return value: () => void

Modifies the global error classes (Error, TypeError, etc.) so they support error.cause. If error.cause is already supported, this is a noop.

import 'error-cause-polyfill/auto'

try {
  doSomething()
} catch (cause) {
  throw new Error('message', { cause })
}

Or alternatively:

import { polyfill } from 'error-cause-polyfill'

polyfill()

try {
  doSomething()
} catch (cause) {
  throw new Error('message', { cause })
}

This returns a function to undo everything.

import { polyfill } from 'error-cause-polyfill'

const undoPolyfill = polyfill()
undoPolyfill()

getErrors()

Return value: object

Returns an object with each error class (Error, TypeError, etc.) but with error.cause support. If error.cause is already supported, this returns the global error classes as is.

Unlike polyfill(), this does not modify the global error classes.

import { getErrors } from 'error-cause-polyfill'

const Errors = getErrors()

try {
  doSomething()
} catch (cause) {
  throw new Errors.Error('message', { cause })
}

hasSupport()

Return value: boolean

Returns whether the global error classes currently support error.cause.

import { hasSupport, polyfill } from 'error-cause-polyfill'

console.log(hasSupport()) // false
polyfill()
console.log(hasSupport()) // true

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Support

For any question, don't hesitate to submit an issue on GitHub.

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npm i error-cause-polyfill

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