Just a quick question about character arrays

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    Just a quick question about character arrays

    Is there a way to make an array of character arrays? i.e. an array of 10 place names, which are character strings? i know you cant do multiple dimension arrays in C, so does this count as one? cheers!

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    Yes that is a multi-dimensional array.
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(){
        char strings[10][9]={     /*10 strings of 9 chars each*/
                            "String1",
                            "String2",
                            "String3",
                            "String4",
                            "String5",
                            "String6",
                            "String7",
                            "String8",
                            "String9",
                            "String10"
        };
        int loop;
        for(loop=0;loop<10;loop++){
                                   printf("%s\n",names[loop]);
        }
        getchar();
    }
    Outputs-
    Code:
    String1
    String2
    String3
    String4
    String5
    String6
    String7
    String8
    String9
    String10
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    Code:
    Rectangular:
    multidimensional array of chars: char multi[2][10] = {"first", "second"};
    
    Jagged:
    array of pointers to char(s): char *jagged[5] = {"one", "two", "three", "four", "five"};
    The first one can hold two strings (like you want), but can't surpass 10 characters (that includes null), each. The second one can hold (point to) five strings and each can be of any length.

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    thanks guys

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