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Instead of extends cant we just use mixins and include them its the same thing

Instead of extends cant we just use mixins and include them its the same thing

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
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Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,825 Points

Extends and Mixins both have their place in my opinion.

I like Mixins as they're cleaner in the compilation. They're a nice way to package together related styles that serve a purpose, but when used with the @include directive take only one line of code to write.

Extends are extensible in another way. the '@extend' directive allows you to bring in a complete style rule in multiple places so you change all the styles in one place. One change for multiple extends. But it plays havoc a bit with your selectors in compilation and can be memory intensive.

At the end of the day, it's about what works best for you and your project. 🙂