The second one that seems to work is actually calling length() on the object at the cell [x][y] which must be a String or something that has a length() method. Array doesn't have a length() method, it has a length attribute - no parens. You'd have to call the inventors of the language to ask why some things have length, others have length() and others have size().
Remembering that a multi-dimensional array is just an array of arrays ...
Cheers! [ May 19, 2005: Message edited by: Stan James ]
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