React Component Defaults
I’m giving up stateless functional components for a while.
They’re super nice but they’re not worth the refactor when you need a lifecycle method.
You could use
recompose, which is also super nice, but completely avoidable.
Sticking to Class Components means I won’t need Recompose or a refactor.
If I’m going with Class Components then I might as well go with Pure Class Components.
React.PureComponent stops components from needlessly re-rendering. PureComponent is not something you use on a special occasion, it’s a sensible default.
The only reason I’d need to use a regular class component is when I want the component to re-render when a nested prop or value in state changes.
Then it’s back to React.Component and a
shouldComponentUpdate(). A regular component without a shouldComponentUpdate method is now a red flag for me.
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