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Mary-Anne Bowring
Mary-Anne Bowring
Courses Plus Student 21,070 Points

Are we allowed to set state inside the class like Guil does in video? Aren't we supposed to use constructor for this?

in video when we refactor Stopwatch component by defining it as a class we set initial state like this:

    state = {
      running: false,
      previouseTime: 0,
      elapsedTime: 0,

Aren't we supposed to set it inside constructor by doing super(props) and so on?

1 Answer

Stan Day
Stan Day
36,802 Points

Either way is fine, I find it simpler and cleaner to define the state without the constructor though.