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get current function name

get current function name

Hi All,
Is there a way of retrieving the name of the currently running function?

i.e function x is running and within that function I want to return it's name. Return x (the name of the function)

Thankyou in advance for your help

RE: get current function name

This works for me, although I suspect there are other ways. You should check on the compatibility of "arguments.callee" before using it for any crucial purpose, of course.


    <script type="text/javascript">

        function someFunc() {
            var ownName = arguments.callee.toString();
            ownName = ownName.substr('function '.length);        // trim off "function "
            ownName = ownName.substr(0, ownName.indexOf('('));        // trim off everything after the function name


Hope this helps,

Dan's Page @ Code Couch

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