Skip to content
Create a gist now

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Embed URL


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
Really get an object's type in JavaScript
function toType(obj) {
var systype = ({})\s([a-zA-Z]+)/)[1];
if (systype === "Object") {
* See if this is a custom user type, a la:
* function Foo() {}
* foo = new Foo();
* toType(foo); // returns "Foo"
* toType(Foo); // returns "Function"
var usertype = obj.constructor.toString().match(/function (.*?)\(/)[1];
return usertype;
} else {
return systype;

what about

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.