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By AMR-KELEG, history, 6 years ago, In English

I would like to know if implementing the trie using a Node struct(class) is considered a good way of implementing it in competitive programming.

I saw that some programmers use a multidimensional array to implement it which seems a bit confusing.

Thanks

 
 
 
 
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Dynamic allocation is considered to be a little bit slower than the static one since it consumes time while the program is running while the static allocation does that during the compilation time, although I believe that if your algorithm is well designed it won't be an advantage to use static arrays over allocation during the run time .

Ignore the code I wrote, I just messed up xD

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There are a lot of ways, how to implement Trie. My favourite implementations using map, and using linked list.

  1. std::map: http://pastebin.com/fyqsH65k
  2. linked list: http://pastebin.com/kUYHiLRC

These implementations use O(s1 + s2 + ... + sn) memory.