Let 〈X, dx〉 and 〈Y, dY〉 be metric spaces and let hp
denote Hausdorff distance in X x Y induced by the metric p on X x Y given by p[(x1, y1), (x2, y2)] = max ﹛dx(x1, x2),dY(y1, y2)﹜- Using the fact that hp when restricted to the uniformly continuous functions from X to Y induces the topology of uniform convergence, we exhibit a natural compactness criterion for C(X, Y) when X is compact and Y is complete.