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symmetricDifference

arraymathintermediate

Returns the symmetric difference between two arrays, without filtering out duplicate values.

Create a Set from each array, then use Array.prototype.filter() on each of them to only keep values not contained in the other.

const symmetricDifference = (a, b) => {
  const sA = new Set(a),
    sB = new Set(b);
  return [...a.filter(x => !sB.has(x)), ...b.filter(x => !sA.has(x))];
};