"Robert Klemme" <bob.news / gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
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> "Belorion" <belorion / gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
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>>I have an array of arrays.  I want to be able to do a uniq operation
>> on my array, and have it accept a block so I can specify what to
>> examine for uniqueness.  For example, in IRB
>>
>> a = [ [1,2], [3,4], [1,3] ]
>> a.sort { |x,y| x[0] <=> y[0] }
>>
>> returns => [ [1,2], [1,3], [3,4] ]
>>
>> However, it does not appear uniq accepts blocks:
>>
>> a = [ [1,2], [3,4], [1,3] ]
>> a.uniq { |x,y| x[0] == y[0] }
>>
>> returns => [ [1,2], [3,4], [1,3] ]
>> and a.uniq! with the above block returns nil.
>>
>> Am I stuck writing my own deep_uniq?  Granted, it would be hard, but
>> certainly not as clean as the above.
>
> The block is accepted but apparently not used:
>
>>> %w{a b c d a d}.uniq {|*x| p x}
> => ["a", "b", "c", "d"]
>
> Could be a bug in the std lib.  (Btw, I'm on 1.8.1 here)

Delete that: you can provide a block for *every* method - it's simply 
ignored.  So no bug, but unique obviously is not built to use it.  Stupid 
me...

    robert


>
> How about using a Hash in the meantime?
>
>>> h = a.inject({}){|h,(k,v)| h[k] ||= [k,v];h}
> => {1=>[1, 2], 3=>[3, 4]}
>>> h.values
> => [[1, 2], [3, 4]]
>
> Or
>
>>> h = a.inject({}){|h,pair| h[pair[0]] ||= pair;h}
> => {1=>[1, 2], 3=>[3, 4]}
>>> h.values
> => [[1, 2], [3, 4]]
>
> Kind regards
>
>    robert
>