Python :: difference_by

Returns the difference between two list, after applying the provided function to each list element of both.

Create a set by applying fn to each element in b, then use list comprehension in combination with fn on a to only keep values not contained in the previously created set.

def difference_by(a, b, fn):
    b = set(map(fn, b))
    return [item for item in a if fn(item) not in b]
from math import floor
difference_by([2.1, 1.2], [2.3, 3.4],floor) # [1.2]
difference_by([{ 'x': 2 }, { 'x': 1 }], [{ 'x': 1 }], lambda v : v['x']) # [ { x: 2 } ]

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