Ruby Hash Whitelist Filter


I am trying to figure out how I can filter out key and value pairs from one filter into another

For example I want to take this hash

x = { "one" => "one", "two" => "two", "three" => "three"}

y = x.some_function

y == { "one" => "one", "two" => "two"}

Thanks for your help

EDIT: should probably mention that in this example, I want it to behave as a whitelist filter. That is, I know what I want, not what I don't want.

Best Answer

Rails' ActiveSupport library also gives you slice and except for dealing with the hash on a key level:

y = x.slice("one", "two") # => { "one" => "one", "two" => "two" }
y = x.except("three")     # => { "one" => "one", "two" => "two" }
x.slice!("one", "two")    # x is now { "one" => "one", "two" => "two" }

These are quite nice, and I use them all the time.