WebAssembly.CompileError() constructor

The WebAssembly.CompileError() constructor creates a new WebAssembly CompileError object, which indicates an error during WebAssembly decoding or validation.


new WebAssembly.CompileError()
new WebAssembly.CompileError(message)
new WebAssembly.CompileError(message, fileName)
new WebAssembly.CompileError(message, fileName, lineNumber)


message Optional

Human-readable description of the error.

fileName Optional

The name of the file containing the code that caused the exception.

lineNumber Optional

The line number of the code that caused the exception.


Creating a new CompileError instance

The following snippet creates a new CompileError instance, and logs its details to the console:

try {
  throw new WebAssembly.CompileError('Hello', 'someFile', 10);
} catch (e) {
  console.log(e instanceof CompileError); // true
  console.log(e.message);                 // "Hello"
  console.log(e.name);                    // "CompileError"
  console.log(e.fileName);                // "someFile"
  console.log(e.lineNumber);              // 10
  console.log(e.columnNumber);            // 0
  console.log(e.stack);                   // returns the location where the code was run


WebAssembly JavaScript Interface: Exception Handling
# exceptiondef-compileerror
ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-nativeerror-constructors

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