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C is not my favourite language, but no choice with the Arduino ide!
I'm looking to simplify the following repetitive concatation of array contents using a 'for' loop
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray1);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray2);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray3);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray4);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray5);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray6);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray7);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray8);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray9);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray10);
   strcat(Myarray, Strarray11);

The above code does work but I feel there is a tidier method./
Any advice welcome.


C is not my favourite language, but no choice with the Arduino ide!
Actually Arduino is programmed in C/C++ (not only raw C).

Answering the question, you can store the Strarray in a matrix and then change the row of the matrix inside an for loop.


Or you could do something like this:

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void setup() {

  char *str[] = {"This is zero", "This is one", "This is two"};
  char bigStr[50];
  int i;
  int elements = sizeof(str) / sizeof(str[0]);

  bigStr[0] = '\0';        // strcat() needs to find a null

  for (i = 0; i < elements; i++) {
    strcat(bigStr, (const char*) str[i]);

void loop() {


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