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Re: Closest-value-in-list Golf!

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on May 31, 2001 at 06:55 UTC ( #84441=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Closest-value-in-list Golf!

Not the shortest, but this was what was obvious to me...
sub c { #_123456789_123456789_123456789_123456789_12345 $i=pop;for(@_){$c=$_ if abs$i-$c>abs$i-$_}$c }
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[GrandFather]: It's a good day end here Corion. The start was somewhat less than average!
[Corion]: GrandFather: All's well that ends well? ;)
[GrandFather]: I'm fighting with a third party device our software is to support. The documentation for the device's SDK is quite a lot less than average and most of today was spent ...
[GrandFather]: discovering that one of the sensors for the device lies about the gain range it is using!
[GrandFather]: However, by the end of the day I had discovered its deceptions and now have it working correctly, so yes, all's well that ends well. :-D

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