Mapped array union

OSCC · JavaScript, Array · Oct 22, 2020

Returns every element that exists in any of the two arrays at least once, after applying the provided function to each array element of both.

  • Create a Set by applying all fn to all values of a.
  • Create a Set from a and all elements in b whose value, after applying fn does not match a value in the previously created set.
  • Return the last set converted to an array.
const unionBy = (a, b, fn) => {
  const s = new Set(a.map(fn));
  return Array.from(new Set([...a, ...b.filter(x => !s.has(fn(x)))]));
};
unionBy([2.1], [1.2, 2.3], Math.floor); // [2.1, 1.2]
unionBy([{ id: 1 }, { id: 2 }], [{ id: 2 }, { id: 3 }], x => x.id)
// [{ id: 1 }, { id: 2 }, { id: 3 }]

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