I know that python is slower than C and C++ and is not preferred by many for competitive programming but I want to practice programming in python. So I thought of practicing some problems in python. Are there any tricks to be followed in competitive programming like -
Is there Fast IO in python? If yes, How?
Should I use stdin.readline() or input() for getting user input?
What is the difference between PYPY, PYTH and PYTH 3.1.2 in Codechef?
Who are some regular python coders whom I can follow and refer their code for doubts?
Any other suggestions are also welcomed.
EDIT : The Execution Limit for Python is 5x than the time specified in the problem statement. As the Codechef IDE supports only 5sec Execution Time, will there be instances where my Python code may not run on Codechef IDE but will run in specified time in the submission? If this may happen, How will I handle it?