Data Structures | Misc | Question 1

Which data structure is used for balancing of symbols?
(A) Stack
(B) Queue
(C) Tree
(D) Graph

Answer: (A)

Explanation: Stack is used for balancing of symbols. This is extensively used by the compiler to check for missing or additional symbols. The start of the symbol(like (, [, {) are pushed to the stack. When the end of the symbol(like ), \, }) are encountered, it is matched with the corresponding peek element of the stack. If the match is found, the element is popped, else error is flashed.

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