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Node.js v8.Serializer.writeHeader() Method
  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2020

The v8.Serializer.writeHeader() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of the v8.Serializer module, is used to write out a header, that contains the serialization format version.

Syntax:

v8.Serializer.writeHeader();

Parameters: This method does not have any parameters.

Return Value: This method does not return anything but writes a header to the internal buffer.

Below examples illustrate the use of v8.Serializer.writeHeader() method in Node.js.



Example 1: Filename: index.js




// Accessing v8 module
const v8 = require('v8');
const serializer = new v8.Serializer();
  
// Calling v8.serializer.writeHeader() 
console.log(serializer.releaseBuffer());
console.log(serializer.writeHeader());
console.log(serializer.releaseBuffer());

Run index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

<Buffer >
undefined
<Buffer ff 0d>

Example 2: Filename: index.js




// Accessing v8 module
const v8 = require('v8');
const serializer = new v8.Serializer();
  
// Calling v8.serializer.writeHeader() 
console.log(serializer.writeHeader());

Run index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

undefined

Reference: https://nodejs.org/api/v8.html#v8_serializer_writeheader

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