A minimalistic ClojureScript interface to React.js
Joe Douglas 2020-04-08T07:28:13.132500Z

I ended up adapting JP's solution using cursor to give a reusable solution:

(defn shadow [atom]
  (let [initial-value (rc/atom @atom)
        current-value (rc/atom @atom)]
        (when (not= @initial-value @atom) (reset! initial-value @atom) (reset! current-value @atom))
       ([_k v] (reset! current-value v)))

furiel 2020-04-08T11:58:43.133100Z

I got a little stuck with reagent with a cljs snippet below. I posted in #beginners channel, too, but it seems the topic is more complex. Can someone explain this behavior? I am experimenting with (hello-world) vs [hello-world]. The document renders in both cases, but h1 is only updated if I use [hello-world]. According to documentation, the second parameter of render can be vector of hiccup syntax. That's why I planned to just simply encapsulate into a function, and return with the vector. I think this is what is called form-1. I have read 1. Yes I am using ratom through import reference. 2. I do deref with @number. 3. My state is global. 4. It is not inside a seq. So to my understanding (hello-world) should work. Tried with reagent 0.8.1 (slightly modified code do to import changes) and 0.10.0 too without success. What am I missing?

(ns ^:figwheel-hooks proba.core
   [goog.dom :as gdom]
   [reagent.dom :as rdom]
   [reagent.core :as reagent :refer [atom]]))

(defonce number (atom 0))

(defn hello-world []
   [:h1 @number]
   [:button {:on-click #(swap! number inc)} "inc"]])

 [hello-world] ; vs (hello-world)
 (gdom/getElement "app"))

juhoteperi 2020-04-08T12:03:57.133900Z

calling the function directly (parenthesis) doesn't create a component, RAtoms work only inside components

furiel 2020-04-08T12:14:42.134Z

Thanks for the explanation. That explains why it does not work if I "expand" the function in place too.

  [:h1 @number]
  [:button {:on-click #(swap! number inc)} "inc"]]
 (gdom/getElement "app"))
So it must be render that converts to component, and does this only if the passed argument is a function. I also quickly tried to wrap into an anonymous function, and it starts to work again:
 [(fn []
     [:h1 @number]
     [:button {:on-click #(swap! number inc)} "inc"]])]
    (gdom/getElement "app"))
I think I understand now.