function-name

Set the "name" property of function objects

node-function-name

Very simple module. Sets the, usually immutable, name property of Function objects. This functionality is exposed internally to V8, but not exposed to JavaScript, so this native module is required.

Note that unfortunately only String values are allowed.

Install with npm:

$ npm install function-name
var set = require('function-name');
 
function test () {
  throw new Error('blah');
}
 
console.log(test.name);
// "test" 
 
// change the "name" property to 'foo' 
set(test, 'foo');
 
console.log(test.name);
// "foo" 
 
// spaces, and even usually illegal UTF8 chars, are allowed 
set(test, '   ☃   ');
 
console.log(test.name);
// "   ☃   " 
 
// the newly set "name" also appears in stack traces! 
test();
// Error: blah 
//     at    ☃    (/Users/nrajlich/node-function-name/t.js:4:9) 
//     at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/nrajlich/node-function-name/t.js:23:1) 
//     at Module._compile (module.js:449:26) 
//     at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:467:10) 
//     at Module.load (module.js:356:32) 
//     at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12) 
//     at Module.runMain (module.js:492:10) 
//     at process.startup.processNextTick.process._tickCallback (node.js:244:9) 

That's it!