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General question about gsap with es6 classes

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I'm just wondering because I have been using es6 class structure with gsap and its great - the forum members helped me discover this and I love it.
I have been doing some reading and discovered that functional programming is also great too. Does anyone recommend creating animations with a functional programming approach? 

Thank you, I'm a novice so just trying to research about such topics.

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Functional programming (FP) has become pretty popular thanks in part to libraries like lodash, React, and RxJS, but I don't know if I can recommend it if you're just looking for a neat way to work with GSAP. Well, at least not if you're still learning about how objects and functions work in JavaScript. FP involves passing data around to a bunch of different functions to get a result.


And a lot of FP is focused around not mutating objects, but that is what GSAP does. In order to create an animation, GSAP has to mutate an object. This is contrast to CSS based animations where you don't have to mutate an object to animate it.


I'm not arguing against using FP, but I would stick with learning the basics first, and then see if FP is a better fit later on. I've made a couple posts in the past using a little FP, but I think all I did was confuse everybody.


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