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    Array.prototype.toSource()

    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.

    Summary

    The toSource() method returns a string representing the source code of the array.

    Syntax

    arr.toSource()

    Parameters

    None.

    Description

    The toSource method returns the following values:

    • For the built-in Array object, toSource returns the following string indicating that the source code is not available:
    function Array() {
        [native code]
    }
    
    • For instances of Array, toSource returns a string representing the source code.

    This method is usually called internally by JavaScript and not explicitly in code. You can call toSource while debugging to examine the contents of an array.

    Examples

    Example: Examining the source code of an array

    To examine the source code of an array:

    var alpha = new Array("a", "b", "c");
    
    alpha.toSource();   //returns ["a", "b", "c"]

    Specifications

    Not part of any standard. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported

    See also

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