Ask questionsBug: react-hooks/exhaustive-deps lint rule not working as expected

This issue is related to the react-hooks/exhaustive-deps not detecting a reasonable case of warnings regarding missing dependencies.


The App contains two Children (One is the "increment" button where clicking on it will increment the value and the other child have an alert button to show the current value) while showing the current value also in the Parent component.

React version: 16.12.0

Steps To Reproduce

  1. Go to the CodeSandbox below.
  2. Click on "increment" button to update the value multiple times.
  3. Click on the "Alert Current Value" to alert the recent value from the context.

Link to code example:

The current behavior

1- react-hooks/exhaustive-deps don't report a missing dependencies. image

2- The alerted value is the initial value (0) because of the stale closure even when being updated.

To solve this you need to add the missing dependency as so:


The code will work but the lint rule wouldn't be happy to push "unnecessary" dependency as it claims!

The expected behavior

To show warning when this dependency is missing in such a reasonable case.


Answer questions vkurchatkin

The warning is correct: useAlert is a custom hook and context is an external value, so it is not a valid dependency


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