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Okay, now 77 (if you don't miss the trailing newline):
```\$i=9;do{print"\n",map{(sort abs\$_-\$ARGV[0],abs\$i-\$ARGV[1])[-1]}1..9}wh
+ile--\$i

Russ

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Re: ASCII Pattern - Golf (Russ: 77)
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Sep 19, 2003 at 03:52 UTC
74 :)
```\$i=9;do{print\$/,map{(sort abs\$_-\$ARGV[0],abs\$i-\$ARGV[1])[1]}1..9}while
+--\$i

A for-loop is usually shorter than a do{...}while-loop. 70 :-)

\$t=abs\$ARGV[1]+\$_,print\$/,map{(sort\$t,abs\$ARGV[0]-\$_)[1]}1..9for-9..-1

If you want the newlines "right", I end up at 72:

\$t=abs\$ARGV[1]+\$_,print map((sort\$t,abs\$ARGV[0]-\$_)[1],1..9),\$/for-9..-1

Update: Well, what do you know ... the string \$ARGV[1]+\$_ is longer than the strings (\$s=pop) and \$s taken together. Make those 69 and 71 (both with tie-breaker at 30 different characters):

\$t=abs,print\$/,map+(sort\$t,abs\$ARGV[0]-\$_)[1],1..9for(\$s=pop)-9..\$s-1

... and ...

\$t=abs,print map((sort\$t,abs\$ARGV[0]-\$_)[1],1..9),\$/for(\$s=pop)-9..\$s-1

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