delete_if() public

Deletes every element of self for which block evaluates to true. The array is changed instantly every time the block is called and not after the iteration is over. See also Array#reject!

If no block is given, an enumerator is returned instead.

a = [ "a", "b", "c" ]
a.delete_if {|x| x >= "b" }   #=> ["a"]
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November 9, 2010
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NOT Equivalent to Array#reject!

@tadman is wrong. There is a difference and, trust me, it can bite:

1.9.2 > [1,2,3,4].delete_if {|x| x > 10}
 => [1, 2, 3, 4] 
1.9.2 > [1,2,3,4].reject! {|x| x > 10}
 => nil 

That is, if reject! hasn’t rejected anything, it returns nil.

May 13, 2009
3 thanks

Equivalent to Array#reject!

This method is functionally identical to Array#reject!

November 14, 2012
0 thanks

What artemave said.

I’d remove my original note if I could, but I can’t see a way how.