Combining words to make variable name?

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    Question Combining words to make variable name?

    I'm just wondering if this is possible, hopefully I can explain what i'm trying to find out.

    say I have a game where the 2 players are represented by 2 different arrays, called arPlayer1 and arPlayer2.

    Now I have an area that will do something on the arrays. Now instead of putting like an if statement to change between arPlayer1 or arPlayer2 is there a way to do something like concatonate things to equal the array variable?

    like arPlayer + playernumber[2]

    and if playernumber is equal to 1, the array used would be arPlayer2.

    Just curious. I actually just realized it will work better if I use a function. But still would like to know if this can be done.

    Thanks

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    It's called "arrays". You shouldn't have arPlayer1 and arPlayer2, you should have arPlayer[0] and arPlayer[1]. Then you can just use arPlayer[playernumber] and be done with it.

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    I understand that, but in the program each player is using an array of 7 elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djanvk View Post
    I understand that, but in the program each player is using an array of 7 elements.
    So you need an array of arrays [or usually better, an array of structs which has 7 elements].

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    I've started the array of array, but I'll have to look into structs.

    Thanks

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