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52.Could the useState be used without the setter?

react, useState, lazy

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I have a question... could the useState be used without using the setter? because a teammate use it in that way to get an item from sessionStorage

const [initialScrollPosition] = useState(() => Number.parseFloat(sessionStorage.getItem('offset') || 0));

and argues that this is so that the component is not unnecessarily rerendered and to read the sessionStorage only once! 🤔 but I think we can use useMemo for those cases but the useState is still used in this form in several components.

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