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

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
#sec-native-error-types-used-in-this-standard-evalerror

Browser compatibility

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See also