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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
First of all I don't think that strict is a very useful restriction in golf. For instance a useful trick is to use punctuation variables like $, because Perl parses $,for differently than $_for. But using $, is strict-compliant in letter even though it definitely is not in spirit!

That said the natural approach at 46 letters happens to be strict-compliant:

sub g{ (sort{abs($a-$_[1])<=>abs$b-$_[1]}@{$_[0]})[0] }

In reply to Re (tilly) 1: Closest-value-in-list Golf! by tilly
in thread Closest-value-in-list Golf! by larryk

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