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By Qualified, history, 8 days ago, ,

Is there a difference in time between the two methods? Which one is better and why?

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 » 8 days ago, # |   +25 There is no difference in time, but using #define ll long long is not recommended by specifications, you should use typedef for defining types.
•  » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   +32 or try using ll = long long; It's easier to understand! Though I always end up using #define because of my bad practices :(
•  » » 8 days ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Neither define nor typedef defines a new type.
 » 8 days ago, # |   +28 The syntax using ll = long long; is more modern.For a simple type definition it does exactly the same as typedef long long ll;But using supports template parameters, so the concept is more powerful. In example the following definition does not work good with typedef. template using MyList = std::list>; MyList myList; Since a typedef does not support template parameters we would need to 'misuse' a struct, something like this: template struct MyList { typedef std::list> type; }; MyList::type myList; 
•  » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks! But which one would you recommend?
•  » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   +2 Until some hours ago I used typedef, then did read your post, did read about the topic...and decided to use using.
•  » » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks for the help!
 » 8 days ago, # |   +97 Both of these are wrong. Use #define int long long =)
•  » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   0 Why int long long is bad? (I don't know)
•  » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   +4 Well sometimes it causes TLE because the processing time for long long is 2 times that of int and the statement changes all int to long long, so after continuous use of #define int long long you kind of forget that it's there, and with problems with tight time limit bound you end up getting a TLE ( but after 1 or 2 TLE's you kind of become vigilante :p )
•  » » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   +1 thanks to reply
•  » » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   0 A lot of simple 64-bit operations are one clock cycle if you submit with C++17 (64). In the time I've used #define int long long in my template, it hasn't caused me any trouble in MLE/TLE, and has saved me many times from unexpected overflow.
•  » » » » » 8 days ago, # ^ |   +8 Well you can't expect every website to be as upto date as CF, even Google competitions don't have c++17 as far as I remember :)
•  » » » » » 7 days ago, # ^ |   0 remember to writesigned main()
•  » » » » » » 7 days ago, # ^ |   0 int32_t also works
 » 8 days ago, # |   +36 print long long manually until you're master
 » 7 days ago, # | ← Rev. 5 →   0 i don't know difference that deeper but i use ------ using ll = long long;
 » 7 days ago, # |   +3 Use using ll = long long.It will replace ll with long long only in contexts where ll is a type. It also makes a real type-level type alias.#define ll long long will blindly replace ll token with long long tokens everywhere in your code even if it does not make sense. In particular, you won't be able to write ll(10.5) with #define as you could with other types like int(10.5).