2 dimensional char array question

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    Question 2 dimensional char array question

    I'm in doubt about referencing a two dimensional array, which one is right?
    Code:
    char 40charName[41];
    char test[20][41];// An array containing 20 names, upt to 40 characters
    for(int i=0;i<20;i++)
      strcpy(test[i], 40charName);
    Is this correct, or should the array decl. be:
    Code:
    char test[41][20];
    Any clues??

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    your comment is correct in first example.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    That's what i thought.
    I just had to check, my program halts, so i have to see if any memory is overwritten...

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    Did you think about declaring an array of strings( char * or using the string class ), maybe it will do the job for you instead a two dimentional char array.
    none...

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    char 40charName[41]; <-- cannot init var with number in front of it's name

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