When is it appropriate to use ion-pane in Ionic Framework?

In this StackOverflow question I answered when it is appropriate to use ion-pane in Ionic Framework

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I answered this question by user qizzacious:

This is a simple enough question.

After taking a look at the documentation for ion-pane it states:

A simple container that fits content, with no side effects. Adds the ‘pane’ class to the element.

What does it mean when it states “no side effects”? What are the use cases for ion-pane?

My answer was:

Honestly, I never used ion-pane before, but this question intrigued me so I went searching. As it seems, and you can see on this Codepen: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/JGwJKv?editors=1010, if the content is too big (if you try to resize the browser window to very small) it will not show it. Opposed to the ion-content which will add scroll bars and allow you to use ion-refresher and some other options (tapping into scroll delegate, etc.).

So, to be honest, I never stumbled upon a need for such a use-case, so would probably never use ion-pane. The lacking documentation about it, kind of suggests the same…

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