Javascript console.log does not show derived class name - inheritance - classes


I'm playing with ECMAScript6 classes.

I still don't understand why the following code :

"use strict";

class A {}
class B extends A {}

let b = new B();
console.log(b);

Displays :

A { }

Instead of :

B { }

Live Example:

(function () {
    "use strict";

    class A {}
    class B extends A {
        foo() {
        }
    }

    let b = new B();
    console.log(b);
})();
Open the console. Works only on very up-to-date browsers (such as Chrome 43+).


How can I have the expected logical output B { } on console.log ?

May I need to specify my class name to be "B" ? Is there such an option to pass, or an attribute or a function to define ?


T.J. Crowder got it : It is a referenced bug on Chrome.

Everybody, can you star this bug to increase its priority ?

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=510688

You haven't said what browser you're using, but I figure it has to be Chrome, given the style of the output you showed and that it runs at all. (If I run that in IE11, I get [object Object] {} instead. If I run it in Firefox, I get an error — because Firefox doesn't support class yet.)

I can't think of any reason other than a bug in Chrome. Support for class is very new to Chrome, it could easily be that the devtools just aren't quite handling it correctly yet. I didn't find a bug report on http://crbug.com in a quick search, you might want to file one. But you did find it.

It really should be showing B with your code, not A. It does with the equivalent old-fashioned way to do it:

(function() {
  "use strict";

  function A() {}

  function B() {
    A.call(this);
  }
  B.prototype = Object.create(A.prototype);
  B.prototype.constructor = B;

  var b = new B();
  console.log(b);
})();
Open the console.