Inspired by the model-view-update architecture of Elm, the goal of Plait was to provide a framework for creating reactive components — without actually writing a framework. In under 200 lines of code, Plait manages to achieve this by gluing together three libraries:
- Redux, which provides state management and is the backbone of the reactive "update" cycle.
- virtual-dom, which provides virtual DOM rendering.
- dom-delegator, which transparently delegates DOM events.
Plait itself only implements two things:
- An immutable state container, which enforces a pure update cycle within components.
- Event forwarding, to facilitate the nesting of components.
Everything else is either glue between the other libraries, or convenience functions to make interfacing with the other libraries easier.