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No, that's the OPPOSITE of what happens.

With styled-components you define the theme once, and then just use those variables in all of your components.

With plain CSS you end up sometimes repeating the same value as a color or a background-color or a fill or stroke and then you need it to generate a dynamic value in JS and suddenly you either have to come up with clever tricks involving semi-transparent overlays or you copy the same value from your CSS into your JS and now everything's horrible.

Styled-components and "CSS in JS" solve that. Sure, CSS variables solve that too (except when you need the variables in JS), but out here in the real world people have to support browsers that don't support CSS variables.




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