re: From classes to plain objects and pure functions VIEW POST

re: Well done, exploring a more functional approach! There may be an issue with your use of the word "pure," both in the title of this article and in ...

Thanks for the comment! In hybrids pure function term relates mainly to the property descriptor methods (get and set), where you don't mutate host element - it is only used to get dependencies.

Obviously, connect method is not pure - it is created especially for side effects, like adding event listeners. However, for the user of the library, the definition can be a simple object with values and pure functions - and usually, it is, when you use built-in factories or created by yourself.

The increaseCount from the example is a side effect in some way (not technically) - it is a callback attached to the button - it is not an integral part of the definition of the custom element.

Hybrids is a UI library for creating Web Components, which favors plain objects and pure functions over class and this syntax.

This is the first sentence of the docs. As you can see, it means, that library favors pure functions, not require to use them. Also, there is no statement, that all of the functions should be pure :)


Ah, that last point is subtle. Some of my confusion came from having skimmed over the code samples in the docs trying to find an example that showed pure functions in use, and didn't find any.

Not a complaint, mind you. Just sharing a perspective in case you feel it makes sense to more explicitly demonstrate the ways in which hybrids promotes the use of pure functions. The other part — about how it demotes class and this syntax — is clear from the docs as-is…and that's something I really like about what you've done!

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. :)

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