Compare two arrays of single characters and return the difference? JavaScript

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We are required to compare, and get the difference, between two arrays containing single character strings appearing multiple times in each array.

Example of two such arrays are −

const arr1 = ['A', 'C', 'A', 'D'];
const arr2 = ['F', 'A', 'T', 'T'];

We will check each character at the same position and return only the parts who are different.


const arr1 = ['A', 'C', 'A', 'D'];
const arr2 = ['F', 'A', 'T', 'T'];
const findDifference = (arr1, arr2) => {
   const min = Math.min(arr1.length, arr2.length);
   let i = 0;
   const res = [];
   while (i < min) {
      if (arr1[i] !== arr2[i]) {
         res.push(arr1[i], arr2[i]);
   return res.concat(arr1.slice(min), arr2.slice(min));
console.log(findDifference(arr1, arr2));


And the output in the console will be −

   'A', 'F', 'C',
   'A', 'A', 'T',
   'D', 'T'
Updated on 23-Nov-2020 06:48:17