InternalError

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The InternalError object indicates an error that occurred internally in the JavaScript engine.

Example cases are mostly when something is too large, e.g.:

  • "too many switch cases",
  • "too many parentheses in regular expression",
  • "array initializer too large",
  • "too much recursion".

Constructor

InternalError()
Creates a new InternalError object.

Instance properties

InternalError.prototype.message
Error message. Inherited from Error.
InternalError.prototype.name
Error name. Inherited from Error.
InternalError.prototype.fileName
Path to file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
InternalError.prototype.lineNumber
Line number in file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
InternalError.prototype.columnNumber
Column number in line that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
InternalError.prototype.stack
Stack trace. Inherited from Error.

Examples

Too much recursion

This recursive function runs 10 times, as per the exit condition.

function loop(x) {
  if (x >= 10) // "x >= 10" is the exit condition
    return;
  // do stuff
  loop(x + 1); // the recursive call
}
loop(0);

Setting this condition to an extremely high value, won't work:

function loop(x) {
  if (x >= 1000000000000)
    return;
  // do stuff
  loop(x + 1);
}
loop(0);

// InternalError: too much recursion

For more information, see InternalError: too much recursion.

Specifications

Not part of any standard.

Browser compatibility

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InternalError
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Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 1IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support Nonodejs No support No
InternalError() constructor
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 1IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support Nonodejs No support No

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Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also