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Use util.inspect() for console reporter #915

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kanongil commented May 1, 2019

I don't know how much sense this patch makes, but I created it to solve #914.

Basically, I have replaced the serialization of the reported object / diff. Instead of using JSON.stringify(), I use the node built-in util.inspect().

The existing JSON-based serialization is not ideal, and is not able to represent modern types in a reasonable manner. E.g. the current implementation doesn't support Map and Set (represented as {}), or BigInt (crashes).

Using util.inspect() have the great advantage, that it can serialize all native types into somewhat reasonable representations, and should be updated with any new types as they become available.

One issue with this, is that node@8 doesn't support the compact and sorted options, resulting in 2 test failures.


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kanongil commented May 6, 2019

Btw. this seems to fix #572.


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geek commented May 8, 2019

@kanongil seems reasonable to me. I guess the big break will be for node 8 output. Seems like a breaking change, is that correct?

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hueniverse commented May 12, 2019

Not really breaking because the changes are to the console output which is not an API, but marking as such because node 8 will suffer a tiny bit with objects no longer broken into lines.

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