I'm using Ruby 1.8.6 with Rails 1.2.3, and need to determine whether two arrays have the same elements, regardless of whether or not they're in the same order. One of the arrays is guaranteed not to contain duplicates (the other might, in which case the answer is no).
My first thought was
a.to_set == b.to_set
This doesn't require conversion to set:
a.uniq.sort == b.uniq.sort