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Symbol.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.

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

This method is usually called internally by JavaScript.

Syntax

Symbol.toSource()

var sym = Symbol()
sym.toSource()

Return value

A string representing the source code of the object.

Description

The toSource method returns the following values:

For the built-in Symbol object, toSource returns the following string indicating that the source code is not available:

"function Symbol() {
   [native code]
}"

For instances of Symbol, toSource returns a string representing the source code.

"Symbol()"

Specifications

Not part of any standard.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support 36.0 (36.0) No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 36.0 (36.0) No support No support No support

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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