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    RegExp.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 object.

    Syntax

    regexObj.toSource()
    RegExp.toSource()
    

    Parameters

    None.

    Description

    The toSource method returns the following values:

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

    This method is usually called internally by JavaScript and not explicitly in code.

    Specifications

    Not part of any standard. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ?
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? (Yes) ? ? ?

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