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Keep a history of your javascript's console.* calls:

historicalConsole(function(console) {
  console.debug(foo, 'asdf');
  (function someName() {'function name test');

The resulting console.history:

 ['debug', {fooObj: 'O'}, 'asdf', 'caller:function(console) { console.debug(foo, '],
 ['info' , 'function name test' , 'caller:someName']

Recent history can then be bundled with error reports. Generating this console.history array is the point of this library.

Don't care about caller:names? console.options.addCaller(false)

Function naming:

If you don't name your functions (or use coffeescript), I include the first 40 characters of the function's .toString value. Change the 40 char snippit length with: console.options.functionSnippetLength(30)

Track calls to alert:

historicalConsole(function(console, alert) {

Globally intercept console calls:

historicalConsole(function(console) {
  window.console = console;

caller:null means a function was called at the global scope (no function called it)


To play it super safe:

myModule.historicalConsole = historicalConsole.noConflict();

Integrate with other things:

Override console.history.add with your own callback! This function is called whenever any console.* method is called. For example, when you call console.log('foo'), console.history.add will be called with this one argument:

['log', 'foo', 'caller:someFunc']

Maybe you want to receive all entries and do something interesting wtih them:

historicalConsole(function(console) {
  console.history.add = function consoleHistoryCallback(logStatement) {
    //~whateva you want bro~  

The console.history array will not exceed 200 entries, or whatever maximum you set:


TODO: console.dir, profile, and profileEnd

Other functions are exposed on the log object for your flexibility, if you want to understand and use these, read over the fully commented source below