WebAssembly.Module.exports()

The WebAssembly.exports() function returns an array containing descriptions of all the declared exports of the given Module.

Syntax

var exports = WebAssembly.Module.exports(module);

Parameters

module
A WebAssembly.Module object.

Return value

An array containing objects representing the exported functions of the given module.

Exceptions

If module is not a WebAssembly.Module object instance, a TypeError is thrown.

Examples

The following example (see our index-compile.html demo on GitHub, and view it live also) compiles the loaded simple.wasm byte code using the WebAssembly.compileStreaming() method and then sends it to a worker using postMessage().

var worker = new Worker("wasm_worker.js");

WebAssembly.compileStreaming(fetch('simple.wasm'))
.then(mod =>
  worker.postMessage(mod)
);

In the worker (see wasm_worker.js) we define an import object for the module to use, then set up an event handler to receive the module from the main thread. when the module is received, we create an instance from it using the WebAssembly.Instantiate() method, invoke an exported function from inside it, then show how we can return information on the available exports on a module using WebAssembly.Module.exports.

var importObject = {
  imports: {
    imported_func: function(arg) {
      console.log(arg);
    }
  }
};

onmessage = function(e) {
  console.log('module received from main thread');
  var mod = e.data;

  WebAssembly.instantiate(mod, importObject).then(function(instance) {
    instance.exports.exported_func();
  });

  var exports = WebAssembly.Module.exports(mod);
  console.log(exports[0]);
};

The exports[0] output looks like this:

{ name: "exported_func", kind: "function" }

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebAssembly JavaScript Interface
The definition of 'exports()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial draft definition.

Browser compatibility

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Firefox Android Full support 52
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Full support 52
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Opera Android ? Safari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android Full support 7.0nodejs Full support 8.0.0

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