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EvalError

The EvalError object indicates an error regarding the global eval() function. This exception is not thrown by JavaScript anymore, however the EvalError object remains for compatibility.

Constructor

EvalError()
Creates a new EvalError object.

Instance properties

EvalError.prototype.message
Error message. Although ECMA-262 specifies that EvalError should provide its own message property, in SpiderMonkey, it inherits Error.prototype.message.
EvalError.prototype.name
Error name. Inherited from Error.
EvalError.prototype.fileName
Path to file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
EvalError.prototype.lineNumber
Line number in file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
EvalError.prototype.columnNumber
Column number in line that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
EvalError.prototype.stack
Stack trace. Inherited from Error.

Examples

EvalError is not used in the current ECMAScript specification and will thus not be thrown by the runtime. However, the object itself remains for backwards compatibility with earlier versions of the specification.

Creating an EvalError

try {
  throw new EvalError('Hello', 'someFile.js', 10);
} catch (e) {
  console.log(e instanceof EvalError); // true
  console.log(e.message);              // "Hello"
  console.log(e.name);                 // "EvalError"
  console.log(e.fileName);             // "someFile.js"
  console.log(e.lineNumber);           // 10
  console.log(e.columnNumber);         // 0
  console.log(e.stack);                // "@Scratchpad/2:2:9\n"
}

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
EvalError 1 12 1 5.5 5 1
EvalError() constructor 1 12 1 5.5 5 1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
EvalError 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
EvalError() constructor 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Server
Node.js
EvalError 0.1.100
EvalError() constructor 0.1.100

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/EvalError