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Discussion on: React imports: The rule of 5.

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Phil Ashby

Good rule :) I apply similar to most languages I work with. Can I use wildcards though?

Then there are auto import features in IDEs, which may be considered harmful?

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Jorge Alvarez Author

Hey Phil:

As with any other rule or best practice, do not just follow it all the time. Sometimes it's better to ignore it.

My mental process is:

If I refactor this code will it result in an easier code? (easier to read and easier to change later on) If the answer is yes then I do the refactor. If the answer is no, then it will stay as it is even if there are more than 5 imports.