[SOLVED] I'm writing a function to compare to music artist strings, but come in different formats. Would would be a suggested approach?

Issue

Overview:

I’m writing a function to compare to music artist strings, but come in different formats. Would would be a suggested approach?

Example Strings (Both are from the same song, just formatted differently):

// Eli & Fur & Brothertiger
// Brothertiger, Eli & Fur

Question:

What would be the suggested approach to compare these strings that I could match both artists "Eli & Fur & Brothertiger" and "Brothertiger, Eli & Fur"?

Possible Options:

  • Use string.split(',') on songTitle, then for loop over each string
  • Use string.split('&') on songTitle, but then that gets messed with with an artist name such as "Eli & Fur" with a "&" in it.

Solution

I’d split by either & or a comma.

const toArr = str => str.split(/ *(?:&|,) */);
console.log(toArr('Eli & Fur & Brothertiger'));
console.log(toArr('Brothertiger, Eli & Fur'));

Then check that the lengths are the same and that every element of one array exists in the other.

Answered By – CertainPerformance

Answer Checked By – Senaida (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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