C Pointer Arrays

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    C Pointer Arrays

    Are C pointer arrays such as char *myArray[10] equivalent to pointer to pointers? Pointer arrays in general? myArray would be a pointer with 10 elements to other char pointers? Same would be true for any type?

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    Arrays (whether of pointers or otherwise) are not pointers, but are converted to a pointer to their first element when passed as an argument or used in some other context where a pointer is expected.
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    Thank you both for your answer, this seems to be cleared up now.

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