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Of course you can, the same way you can do functional programming with Java: By fighting against its intended use.

2-way binding is really the root cause here. 2-way binding means there is a double source of truth for every single variable, and for all of them as a whole: The DOM, and the app state. And assuming both will always be magically synced is naive.

It is really hard to reason about, for example, a text input that will be modified as you write, trimming text. Is the next key stroke event coming before or after you have modified the current text? What text should be printed first, the trimmed one or the untrimmed one with the new character? Will I lose the event? What if the trimming is being done server-side and should be debounced?