how they make "text" into 2D array with only one astrix..

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    how they make "text" into 2D array with only one astrix..

    Code:
    char *text[]={"aac","aa","bbb","aac","aa","aabc","a"}
    as i see it
    they say
    that
    text[] is an array of chars
    but for that
    we need only
    char* text.
    i know that adding [] creates another dimention
    but i cant see how they set they set the length and the width of the 2D
    array
    ??

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    That is because it is not a 2D array. It is a 1D array of pointers to the original text-string produced by the compiler.

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