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symmetric_difference

listbeginner

Returns the symmetric difference between two iterables, without filtering out duplicate values.

Create a set from each list, then use list comprehension on each one to only keep values not contained in the previously created set of the other.

def symmetric_difference(a, b):
  _a, _b = set(a), set(b)
  return [item for item in a if item not in _b] + [item for item in b if item not in _a]