re: Opinionated React - Use Status Enums Instead of Booleans VIEW POST


The first time I ran into this problem, I switched to using numbers. 0 = not started, 1 = in progress, 2 = ready, 3 = post loading processes, etc.

But then everytime I went back to look at my code a week later I forgot what the numbers meant and it was just a huge pain. Then I found out about enums.


I did the same! But like you said, having to remember what all the numbers represented was difficult.


I actually tried using constants. NOT_STARTED, LOADING, etc. But enums was still better because of auto-complete and working with interfaces. Taking an enum type as the status is just more descriptive than an int, whether it's written as a constant or otherwise lol

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