Issue #5663 has been updated by Thomas Sawyer.


@Nakada Why not?

"Returns a copy of self with all nil elements removed. If block is given, returns the yield of each member sans those that yield nil." 

  [1,2,3,4].compact{ |x| x.even? ? x*2 : nil }  #=> [4,16]

Seems clear enough to me. Besides, I think we'd be quite hard pressed to find some other term that implies both "map" and "compact".


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Feature #5663: Combined map/select method
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/5663

Author: Yehuda Katz
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 2.0.0


It is pretty common to want to map over an Enumerable, but only include the elements that match a particular filter. A common idiom is:

enum.map { |i| i + 1 if i.even? }.compact

It is of course also possible to do this with two calls:

enum.select { |i| i.even? }.map { |i| i + 1 }

Both cases are clumsy and require two iterations through the loop. I'd like to propose a combined method:

enum.map_select { |i| i + 1 if i.even? }

The only caveat is that it would be impossible to intentionally return nil here; suggestions welcome. The naming is also a strawman; feel free to propose something better.


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