Scala Tip: Generic N-to-1 Map Folding

If you have N maps and would like to reduce them to a single map, the following will help. If more than one map contains the same key, the map that appears later in the list will take precedence.

def mergeMaps[TKey, TValue](maps: Seq[Map[TKey, TValue]]): Map[TKey, TValue] = {
  maps.foldLeft(Map.empty[TKey, TValue]) {
    case (a, b) => a ++ b
Written on July 24, 2017