Who Doesn't Love Shorter Strings?

I hope you are not someone who hates longer strings, or fears longer strings like me. Strings can be a nightmare at any day of your competitive programming life. Hence, in this problem, we want to encode longer strings to shorter lengths. You will be given a string and the encoding rule is: x[encoded_string], where the encoded_string inside the square brackets is being repeated exactly x times. You can take any substring of the main string and replace it with it's encoded version. For example, you can take substring "aaaa" from "baaaa" and replace it with "4[a]", so the string will be " b4[a]". x should be a positive integer.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://toph.co/p/encode-the-string