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stacktrace-gps - Turn partial code location into precise code location

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This library accepts a code location (in the form of a StackFrame) and returns a new StackFrame with a more accurate location (using source maps) and guessed function names.

This is primarily a browser-centric library, but can be used with node.js. See the Offline Usage section below.


var stackframe = new StackFrame({fileName: 'http://localhost:3000/file.min.js', lineNumber: 1, columnNumber: 3284});
var callback = function myCallback(foundFunctionName) { console.log(foundFunctionName); };
// Such meta. Wow
var errback = function myErrback(error) { console.log(StackTrace.fromError(error)); };
var gps = new StackTraceGPS();
// Pinpoint actual function name and source-mapped location
gps.pinpoint(stackframe).then(callback, errback);
//===> Promise(StackFrame({functionName: 'fun', fileName: 'file.js', lineNumber: 203, columnNumber: 9}), Error)
// Better location/name information from source maps
gps.getMappedLocation(stackframe).then(callback, errback);
//===> Promise(StackFrame({fileName: 'file.js', lineNumber: 203, columnNumber: 9}), Error)
// Get function name from location information
gps.findFunctionName(stackframe).then(callback, errback);
//===> Promise(StackFrame({functionName: 'fun', fileName: 'http://localhost:3000/file.min.js', lineNumber: 1, columnNumber: 3284}), Error)

Offline Usage

With a bit of preparation, you can use this library offline in any environment. Any encountered fileNames not in the cache return resolved Promises with the original StackFrame. StackTraceGPS will make a best effort to provide as good of response with what is given and will fallback to the original StackFrame if nothing better could be found.

var stack = ErrorStackParser.parse(new Error('boom'));
console.assert(stack[0] == new StackFrame({fileName: 'http://localhost:9999/file.min.js', lineNumber: 1, columnNumber: 32}));
var sourceCache = {'http://localhost:9999/file.min.js': 'var foo=function(){};function bar(){}var baz=eval("XXX");\n//#'};
var sourceMap = '{"version":3,"sources":["./file.js"],"sourceRoot":"http://localhost:4000/","names":["foo","bar","baz","eval"],"mappings":"AAAA,GAAIA,KAAM,YACV,SAASC,QACT,GAAIC,KAAMC,KAAK","file":"file.min.js"}';
var sourceMapConsumerCache = {'http://localhost:4000/': new SourceMap.SourceMapConsumer(sourceMap)};
var gps = new StackTraceGPS({offline: true, sourceCache: sourceCache, sourceMapConsumerCache: sourceMapConsumerCache});
gps.pinpoint(stack[0]).then(function(betterStackFrame) {
    console.assert(betterStackFrame === new StackFrame({functionName: 'bar', fileName: 'http://localhost:9999/file.js', lineNumber: 2, columnNumber: 9}));


npm install stacktrace-gps
bower install stacktrace-gps


new StackTraceGPS(/*optional*/ options) => StackTraceGPS

options: Object

  • sourceCache: Object (String URL : String Source) - Pre-populate source cache to avoid network requests
  • sourceMapConsumerCache: Object (Source Mapping URL : SourceMap.SourceMapConsumer) - Pre-populate source cache to avoid network requests
  • offline: Boolean (default false) - Set to true to prevent all network requests
  • ajax: Function (String URL => Promise(responseText)) - Function to be used for making X-Domain requests
  • atob: Function (String => String) - Function to convert base64-encoded strings to their original representation

.pinpoint(stackframe) => Promise(StackFrame)

Enhance function name and use source maps to produce a better StackFrame.

  • stackframe - StackFrame or like object e.g. {fileName: 'path/to/file.js', lineNumber: 100, columnNumber: 5}

.findFunctionName(stackframe) => Promise(StackFrame)

Enhance function name and use source maps to produce a better StackFrame.

.getMappedLocation(stackframe) => Promise(StackFrame)

Enhance function name and use source maps to produce a better StackFrame.

Browser Support

Sauce Test Status

Functions that rely on Source Maps (pinpoint and getMappedLocation) require recent browsers.


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