standardizing Error.stack or equivalent

Mark S. Miller erights at
Thu Mar 27 10:37:57 PDT 2014

Is this extended format documented anywhere?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Jason Orendorff <jason.orendorff at
> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM, Mark Miller <erights at> wrote:
> > Mozillians, why did you add this extra information?
> Well... if the point of Error.stack is to provide diagnostic
> information for exceptions, for the purpose of debugging, this
> information is critical.
> Without this, eval() or Function() often won't appear on the stack
> anywhere. What we were doing before didn't reveal that eval or
> Function was involved at all. It was misleading and unhelpful.
> -j

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