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Obsolete since JSAPI 19
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Compile a script, reading the source code from a file.


JSObject *
JS_CompileUTF8File(JSContext *cx, JSObject *obj, const char *filename);
Name Type Description
cx JSContext * The context in which to compile the script. Requires request. In a JS_THREADSAFE build, the caller must be in a request on this JSContext.
obj JSObject * Object with which the script is associated.
filename const char * Name of file containing the script to compile.


JS_CompileUTF8File compiles the text of script in an external file location for execution by the JS engine. filename is the name of the file containing the script to compile.

On success, JS_CompileUTF8File returns an object that represents the newly compiled script. Otherwise it returns NULL.

JS_CompileUTF8File is deprecated, use FILE, use JS::Compile instead.

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