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Discussion on: How long until CSS variables will replace CSS-in-JS color enums?

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Vitaly Rtishchev

Well the context is solved... with context in React. You can do as much with it as with css variables. I cannot say for styled-components but with jss it is a regular thing to do what you've described. See theming in react-jss (it's also very simple). Or you can simply pass it from component props if you need single component solution.

The biggest problem with css variables is that code can become undebbugable. When you pass context or prop you crearly see from where it's coming. Also where are you planning to define css varibles? In css files? Well, projects that use css-in-js do not have those. In JS? Then it's just better with context or props.