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    Show custom function names in error stack traces

    Description

    Safari, Chromium and Firefox implemented ability to set custom string as function name via non-standard property displayName.

    You can see those custom names in debugger stack and so easier track source of error in long traces of anonymous functions.

    Compare stack traces of error before and after using this ability in jBinary:

    Before vs After

    However, since this property was implemented on level of developer tools and not JS core itself, in Node.js for analogical code you still get:

    before

    This drop-in library stringifies error stack traces in V8 both in browser and Node.js that simulates core formatting but respects displayName property, so when error occurs, you get stylish stack trace:

    after

    Installation and usage

    In Node.js

    Simply install with npm as:

    npm install stack-displayname

    and require it:

    require('stack-displayname');

    In Browser

    This script would work only in Chromium, where DevTools already respect displayName, but in the case you want to have custom function names in err.stack property of any Error instances (which is not natively supported), that's possible via simple script tag:

    <script src="stack-displayname/displayName.js"></script>

    Other browsers will just ignore instructions and show stack traces as usual.

    Usage

    var f = function () {
      throw new Error();
    };
     
    f.displayName = "super puper function";
     
    f(); // enjoy descriptive stack trace!

    License

    Copyright 2014 Ingvar Stepanyan

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      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
      copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
      disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
      with the distribution.
    * Neither the name of Google Inc. nor the names of its
      contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
      from this software without specific prior written permission.
    

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    Install

    npm i stack-displayname

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    3

    Version

    1.0.0

    License

    BSD

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