GeneratorFunction constructor создает новый generator function объект. В JavaScript каждая функция-генератор - это фактически GeneratorFunction объект.

Обратите внимание, что GeneratorFunction - это не глобальный объект. Он может быть получен при выполнении следующего кода.



new GeneratorFunction ([arg1[, arg2[, ...argN]],] functionBody)


arg1, arg2, ... argN
Имена, используемые функцией как имена формальных аргументов. Каждый должен быть строкой, которая соответствует правильному JavaScript идентификатору или списком таких строк, разделенных запятыми; например "x", "theValue", или "a,b".
A string containing the JavaScript statements comprising the function definition.


generator function objects created with the GeneratorFunction constructor are parsed when the function is created. This is less efficient than declaring a generator function with a function* expression and calling it within your code, because such functions are parsed with the rest of the code.

All arguments passed to the function are treated as the names of the identifiers of the parameters in the function to be created, in the order in which they are passed.

Note: generator function created with the GeneratorFunction constructor do not create closures to their creation contexts; they always are created in the global scope. When running them, they will only be able to access their own local variables and global ones, not the ones from the scope in which the GeneratorFunction constructor was called. This is different from using eval with code for a generator function expression.

Invoking the GeneratorFunction constructor as a function (without using the new operator) has the same effect as invoking it as a constructor.


The GeneratorFunction constructor's length property whose value is 1.
Allows the addition of properties to all generator function objects.

GeneratorFunction prototype object


GeneratorFunction instances

GeneratorFunction instances inherit methods and properties from GeneratorFunction.prototype. As with all constructors, you can change the constructor's prototype object to make changes to all GeneratorFunction instances.


Creating a generator function from a GeneratorFunction constructor

var GeneratorFunction = Object.getPrototypeOf(function*(){}).constructor
var g = new GeneratorFunction('a', 'yield a * 2');
var iterator = g(10);
console.log(; // 20


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See also