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Question Chapter 2(Ex2_05.cpp) const double - why?

If i'm use in Ex2_05.cpp
#define rollLength 12.0*33.0
isnt this is equal to
const double rollLength =12.0*33.0;
from book?
Will there be differences in the compiled program?
If not same, then which of this better to use for better perfomance of program?Or its no point?
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P.S. Sorry for my bad language.
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There are a few reasons why I would recommend using the "const double" variant in favour of defining a macro.

1. I suspect performance is better as the data type has been explicitly defined.
2. It is more readable and clearer what the type and purpose of the variable is.

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