Reflect.getPrototypeOf()

The static Reflect.getPrototypeOf() method is the same method as Object.getPrototypeOf(). It returns the prototype (i.e. the value of the internal [[Prototype]] property) of the specified object.

Syntax

Reflect.getPrototypeOf(target)

Parameters

target
The target object of which to get the prototype.

Return value

The prototype of the given object. If there are no inherited properties, null is returned.

Exceptions

A TypeError, if target is not an Object.

Description

The Reflect.getPrototypeOf method returns the prototype (i.e. the value of the internal [[Prototype]] property) of the specified object.

Examples

Using Reflect.getPrototypeOf()

Reflect.getPrototypeOf({}); // Object.prototype
Reflect.getPrototypeOf(Object.prototype); // null
Reflect.getPrototypeOf(Object.create(null)); // null

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Reflect.getPrototypeOf' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Reflect.getPrototypeOf' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 49 42 (42) No support No support 10
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 49 42.0 (42) No support No support 10

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