Name

Error.message — a human-readable error message

Synopsis

error.message

Description

The message property of an Error object (or of an instance of any subclass of Error) is intended to contain a human-readable string that provides details about the error or exception that occurred. If a message argument is passed to the Error() constructor, this message becomes the value of the message property. If no message argument is passed, an Error object inherits an implementation-defined default value (which may be the empty string) for this property.

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