Issue #13777 has been reported by k0kubun (Takashi Kokubun).

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Feature #13777: Array#delete_all
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13777

* Author: k0kubun (Takashi Kokubun)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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I want Array#delete_if which returns array of deleted values.

For following code,

~~~
array = ["a", "aa", "ab", "bb", "c"]
result = {}
until array.empty?
  key = array.first
  group, array = array.partition { |v| v.start_with?(key) }
  result[key] = group
end
result #=> {"a"=>["a", "aa", "ab"], "bb"=>["bb"], "c"=>["c"]}
~~~

With Array#delete_all, This would be able to be written in more elegant way like:

~~~
array = ["a", "aa", "ab", "bb", "c"]
result = {}
until array.empty?
  key = array.first
  result[key] = array.delete_all { |v| v.start_with?(key) }
end
result #=> {"a"=>["a", "aa", "ab"], "bb"=>["bb"], "c"=>["c"]}
~~~

This is simplified source code of real use case in Haml: https://github.com/haml/haml/blob/923a0d78874fe1d369f8c7a0bf77f67b2c2139bb/lib/haml/attribute_compiler.rb#L75-L76
This grouping task is necessary for Haml optimization.

Do you know simpler way to write this with existing methods?



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