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Declaring an Object design

Anthony Smith
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There is my code. It is in a class that is bascially full on constants. I want to be able to reference that 2D array. I know I have to use 2 for loops
but, how do I make it stop iterating b4 it goes out of bounds? I thought about using another kind of object container, but I want one I can use w/o having to instantiate the class...
please help.
Joel McNary

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Arrays are objects. One attribute of an array is its length attribute. Therefore, you need to use that in your condition.

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Anthony Smith
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Thanks, that is exactly what I needed. However, could have declared the object using something besides an array? Can you declare a HashMap or some other object without trying to instantitating a class?
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