Javascript console in browsers

Possible duplicate:
Create shortcut for console.log ()

In javascript, we can easily assign functions to variables, for example:

a = function(){ alert("hello world");}
b = a;


Now both a and b can be used interchangeably to generate a warning message.

But when creating a cross browser wrapper, I noticed a very peculiar behavior in chrome:

x = console.log


now when i use:

x("hello world")


I get:

TypeError: Illegal invocation

However, the above example works fine in firefox.

This is some kind of security issue, with chrome or something else entirely. In sidenote, is there a way to get a function that generates output to the browser console with the line number where the function was called?


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Method assignments like your example lose context this


Try ...

var x = console.log.bind(console);




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