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Multidimensional arrays

shuba gopal
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In K & B SCJP 6, solution I came across a statement "Multidimensional arrays' dimension can be inconsistent". Does it mean that the individual arrays of an array of arrays can have different dimensions? The following is the program:

Does the statement refer to the fact that dd has arrays with 3 and 4 elements?

The solution is 4 (dd[1][2])

Wouter Oet
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Yes that is correct. The size of an int[][] doesn't have to be a square. Example

"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --- Martin Fowler
Please correct my English.
shuba gopal
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Thanks Wouter
Rob Spoor

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That's why a lot of people don't like the term "multidimensional arrays". They are arrays of arrays (of arrays etc).

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