Learn how to use the 'lifecycle' higher-order component to conveniently use hooks without using a class component.
I updated the example to use the
state property instead of
getInitialState method because Recompose updated their library to remove all usages of React.createClass.
Could you please explain the benefit of doing it this way instead of using React.Component?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with using React.Component especially for one-off lifecycle connections.
But if you are already writing with a lot of HOC patterns or if you'd like to create a reusable HOC that needs to use a hook, I like the succinct API of recompose's lifecycle helper. I like not having to write the render method and spreading the props; it's just boilerplate noise IMO.
I personally have a love for simple functional stateless components that are decorated by composed higher-order components. So moving the hook from the component allows me to still use a functional stateless component as well.