Why do people use C++ in the competitive programming?

Aditya Pawar
1 min readApr 11, 2021


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C++ or c plus plus was invented in year 1985 by the well known programmer Bjarne Stroustrup. It was made above the old language C with some more “capabilities” or classes, better known as C with classes.

Even today most of the fellows use this C++ in their competitive programming and in this post we will find the answers of the same.

  1. Most of the kids (at least here in India) starts theirs coding journey with the C++ language, so you go in the war with your best weapon!
  2. Most of the Universities prefer explaining topics in C and C++, this could be another reason.
  3. Fast and efficient , C++ is both fast and efficient in memory management
  4. Simple learning curve, it’s easy and human friendly(well atleast in my case)
  5. More libraries, certain libraries like STL provides greater flexibility to the coders to compete with one another.

There can also be many reasons, feel free to discuss in the comment section.

Till then Cheers!!



Aditya Pawar

Hey there! I am Aditya Pawar, Computer Science student from India. I love to write about technology and other stuffs.