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Implement the keep and discard operation on collections. Given a collection and a predicate on the collection's elements, keep returns a new collection containing those elements where the predicate is true, while discard returns a new collection containing those elements where the predicate is false.

For example, given the collection of numbers:

And the predicate:

Then your keep operation should produce:

While your discard operation should produce:

Note that the union of keep and discard is all the elements.

The functions may be called keep and discard, or they may need different names in order to not clash with existing functions or concepts in your language.


Keep your hands off that filter/reject/whatchamacallit functionality provided by your standard library! Solve this one yourself using other basic tools instead.

apply will let you pass arguments to a function, as will fun.(args)

Running tests

Execute the tests with:

$ elixir bob_test.exs

(Replace bob_test.exs with the name of the test file.)

Pending tests

In the test suites, all but the first test have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can unskip the next one by commenting out the relevant @tag :pending with a # symbol.

For example:

# @tag :pending
test "shouting" do
  assert Bob.hey("WATCH OUT!") == "Whoa, chill out!"

Or, you can enable all the tests by commenting out the ExUnit.configure line in the test suite.

# ExUnit.configure exclude: :pending, trace: true

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