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Java Experts can you share to me some codes or program that will determine VALID or INVALID using the parenthesis symbol() inputs.
The code must use Stack
and it also tell what is the cause why is it invalid is it excess in open parenthesis (...or close parenthesis...)


(this is the sample output)

Enter a string: ()()
VALID

Enter a string: (()
INVALID
excess open parenthesis

Enter a string: (()) ()
VALID

Enter a string: ()(())())
INVALID
excess close parenthesis

Hope you will help me...no bad words please:(:'(

Edited 6 Years Ago by ~s.o.s~: Removed excessive BBcode

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OK?

Assuming you have this: "((a<b)&&(c<d))"

Start by looping the String (check the String class API, use the methods, length, charAt() )
Write a loop and take each character of the String using the charAt method.

In the loop.
Whenever you find a '(' put it into the stack. Whenever you find a ')' remove the previous '(' from the stack. If the stack is empty and you can't remove then INVALID.
Ignore all the other characters.

After the loop check the stack.
If it is empty then the String is VALID.
If it still has elements, then INVALID

You can write your own stack, or use the one that java provides for you. Check at the API of the java.util package for the Stack class.

Read what javaAddict said. Assuming you have at least a basic knowledge of how stacks work, that is the solution. All that's left is for you to implement it.

Then do some studying and check the API of the classes I suggested. I don't know if you have to implement your own stack class, but java provides one for you.
You should have been taught by now how to create instances of those classes and call their methods.

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