I am working on the course over useState and useEffect. I get the general premise of the topic at hand. But I caught
myself wondering why the callback function is used in some occasions and not others within the state setter funcitons.
setCount(prevCount => prevCount + 1)
When our state setter calls the callback function, this state setter callback function takes our previous
count as an argument. The value returned by this state setter callback function is used as the next value of
count (in this case,
prevCount + 1).
We can also just call
setCount(count +1) and it would work the same in this example, but for reasons that are out of scope for this lesson, it is safer to use the callback method.
I am actually wondering what are the reasons that it is safer to use the callback method… and how should I approach the scenario moving foward?