I'm painfully slow in implementation

Revision en1, by TheScrasse, 2021-09-09 00:10:35

Hello everyone,

this blog is similar to 90744, but it's specifically about implementation.

Although practicing for around 2 years, I'm still very slow in implementation. For example, during olympiads I usually spend ~ 70% of the time writing the code, so I don't have much time to think.
In fact,

  • during CEOI 2021 Mirror (Day 2) I spent a lot of time writing ~ 220 lines of code for problem C (the logic of that solution was wrong, but that's another story)
  • I've just solved CEOI 2016/1 (submission), but my solution is 239 lines long.
  • I don't perform well on DMOJ (my contests: 1, 2, 3)
  • I spent 1:30 hours implementing 101597A, although my final code is only 81 lines long.

How to improve? Should I learn new C++ features? Should I start implementing something significantly longer than competitive programming problems?

Tags implementation, olympiads


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