Live objects in Chrome’s console.log

It’s quite well known that passing an object in JavaScript passes a memory reference.

It turns out when logging nested objects to the console in Chrome, Chrome logs the reference to any nested objects rather than taking a deep snapshot. Which can make debugging more difficult, to say the least.

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By Peter Wilson

Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theatre and often encourages his industry colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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