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Discussion on: Working with React context providers in Typescript

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Segun Abisagbo

Great article.

Wasn't comfortable with the developer time solution as it goes against typescript principles.

First time I'm hearing about Proxy. Thanks for sharing.

I think defining default values for the context type might work

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Dimitris Karagiannis Author

Thank you, glad you found the article useful!
To be honest, if you do end up defining the Provider's default value with a proxy that follows the schema/type of a valid value, the type assertion when you use the hook is probably not necessary.
The types between default and valid values should match, and if it's a default value it would simply throw on runtime (due to the proxy default value)