JS: Object.getPrototypeOf

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Object.getPrototypeOf ( obj )

Return the parent of object obj.

If obj is not a object, it is converted lto object first. If you don't want the conversion, use Reflect.getPrototypeOf. [see JS: Reflect.getPrototypeOf]

console.log (
 Object.getPrototypeOf ( {} ) === Object.prototype
); // true

[see JS: Prototype and Inheritance]

[see JS: Get/Set Prototype]

Reference

ECMAScript 2015 §Fundamental Objects#sec-object.getprototypeof

JS Object and Inheritance

  1. Object Overview
  2. Object Type
  3. Prototype and Inheritance
  4. Create Object
  5. Object Literal Expression
  6. Create Object with Parent X
  7. Get/Set Prototype
  8. Prevent Adding Property
  9. Determine Type of Object
  10. Clone Object
  11. Test Object Equality
  12. Add Method to Prototype
  13. Object Object
  14. Object.prototype
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