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public class WellFormedParentheses {
public Boolean isWellFormed(String strParentheses) {
if (strParentheses == null) {
return false;
}
// Idea is to have two counters, one for open parentheses '{' and one
// for close '}'
// Read one character at a time and increment one of the counters
// If any given point of time count of close parentheses is greater than
// the open one, return false
// If at the end both counters are equal, return true
int openParenCounter = 0;
int closeParenCounter = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < strParentheses.length(); i++) {
char x = strParentheses.charAt(i);
if (x == '{')
openParenCounter++;
else if (x == '}')
closeParenCounter++;
if (closeParenCounter > openParenCounter) {
return false;
}
}
if (openParenCounter == closeParenCounter)
return true;
else
return false;
}
public static void main(String args[]) {
String x1 = "{{{{}}}}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{{{}}}";
String x2 = "{{{{}}}}{}{}{}{{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{{{}}}";
String x3 = "{}{";
String x4 = "}{";
String x5 = "{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}";
WellFormedParentheses w = new WellFormedParentheses();
System.out.println("Is " + x1 + " well formed ??? :"
+ w.isWellFormed(x1));
System.out.println("Is " + x2 + " well formed ??? :"
+ w.isWellFormed(x2));
System.out.println("Is " + x3 + " well formed ??? :"
+ w.isWellFormed(x3));
System.out.println("Is " + x4 + " well formed ??? :"
+ w.isWellFormed(x4));
System.out.println("Is " + x5 + " well formed ??? :"
+ w.isWellFormed(x5));
}
}
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