At 9:12 AM -0600 12/15/01, jktr wrote: > >dynamic gFnCall(_maxInt, _maxInt) as boolean >> >Bernie, > >You will still have a problem with this code, because dynamic arrays are >dynamic in only the first dimension. That means if you assign a value to >gFnCall(0,0), your array will already have 32,768 bytes. Use >gFnCall(9,6), and the size of your array zooms to 3,276,800 bytes. An alternative to pointers and other approaches is to have three dynamic arrays, one is the first index and has the index value where the data starts in the third array, the second has the number of items for each set of values in the third array. Sometimes pointers are easier or faster and sometimes not (my explanation is probably not clear, I'll do an email example if asked), all depends on how your data gets built. Until dynamic arrays there was no easy way to build structures with the undetermined size of linked lists and the speed of arrays, the trick is figuring out how to take advantage of the dynamic arrays for more than one dimension. I didn't take to dynamic arrays right away but now every one dimensional array in my program is a dynamic array (except containers, can't mix the two yet, build a dynamic array of handles instead the guys here say), and anytime I start thinking of a two dimensional array I back track and figure a better way using several dynamic arrays. One of my recent projects in another language used a complicated linked list tree structure (or whatever it would be called) and made heavy use of pointers, it was dog slow and I had to kill it. Unfortunately that language, Fortran 90, does not have dynamic arrays, the closest you come is creating a second array, copying your data over, deallocating and reallocating the original array, copy your data back, and deallocating the temporary array. FB^3 might do something similar I don't know but we don't have to deal with that and it makes life much nicer. Now if FB^3 just did complex variables ( 1 + i 2 ) where i=sqrt(-1)..... -- Michael Kluskens <mkluskens@...> Got a question? The answer is "I don't do windows."