Error: a generic exception — ECMAScript v3: Object → Error


new Error( )

new Error(message)



An optional error message that provides details about the exception.


A newly constructed Error object. If the message argument is specified, the Error object uses it as the value of its message property; otherwise, it uses an implementation-defined default string as the value of that property. When the Error( ) constructor is called as a function, without the new operator, it behaves just as it does when called with the new operator.



An error message that provides details about the exception. This property holds the string passed to the constructor or an implementation-defined default string.


A string that specifies the type of the exception. For instances of the Error class and all of its subclasses, this property specifies the name of the constructor used to create the instance.


toString( )

Returns an implementation-defined string that represents this Error object.


Instances of the Error class represent errors or exceptions and are typically used with the throw and try/catch statements. The name property specifies the type of the exception, and the message property can provide human-readable details about the exception.

The JavaScript interpreter never throws Error objects directly; instead, it throws instances of one of the Error subclasses, such as SyntaxError or RangeError. In your own code, you may find it convenient ...

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