pull

JavaScript, Array

Mutates the original array to filter out the values specified.

  • Use Array.prototype.filter() and Array.prototype.includes() to pull out the values that are not needed.
  • Set Array.prototype.length to mutate the passed in an array by resetting its length to 0.
  • Use Array.prototype.push() to re-populate it with only the pulled values.
const pull = (arr, ...args) => {
  let argState = Array.isArray(args[0]) ? args[0] : args;
  let pulled = arr.filter(v => !argState.includes(v));
  arr.length = 0;
  pulled.forEach(v => arr.push(v));
};
let myArray = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'a', 'b', 'c'];
pull(myArray, 'a', 'c'); // myArray = [ 'b', 'b' ]

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