Your browser (Unknown 0) is no longer supported. Some parts of the website may not work correctly. Please update your browser.
Determine whether a given string of parentheses (multiple types) is properly nested.

A string S consisting of N characters is considered to be properly nested if any of the following conditions is true:

  • S is empty;
  • S has the form "(U)" or "[U]" or "{U}" where U is a properly nested string;
  • S has the form "VW" where V and W are properly nested strings.

For example, the string "{[()()]}" is properly nested but "([)()]" is not.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(String S); }

that, given a string S consisting of N characters, returns 1 if S is properly nested and 0 otherwise.

For example, given S = "{[()()]}", the function should return 1 and given S = "([)()]", the function should return 0, as explained above.

Write an efficient algorithm for the following assumptions:

  • N is an integer within the range [0..200,000];
  • string S is made only of the following characters: '(', '{', '[', ']', '}' and/or ')'.
Copyright 2009–2024 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.