Phoenix Watcher versus seperate process - webpack --watch

Is there any reason why I have to use Phoenix watchers instead of running a watcher directly in a separate terminal? I understand nice to have features like automatically starting and stopping the watcher. I am asking because I find the terminal output from the watcher to be horrible because it is often intertwined with other output and sometimes hard to even find if there are other messages.

So, I’m thinking of removing the watcher config and just running my webpack watcher manually.

You do not need to use the Phoenix watchers, you can definitely just run webpack manually.

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