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Avinash

Hi Dan,

I'm new to react wanted to ask if react set states asynchronously, why it is a need for declaring on the first place State = { name: ''} when it is assigned automatically when we use this.setState({name:'Dan'})

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Dan Abramov Author

So that you set the initial value without adding any lifecycle methods.