Ways to Decode


A message containing letters from A-Z is being encoded to numbers using the following mapping:

'A' -> 1
'B' -> 2
...
'Z' -> 26

Given an encoded message containing digits, determine the total number of ways to decode it.



Input Format:

The first and the only argument is a string A.

Output Format:

Return an integer, representing the number of ways to decode the string.

Constraints:

1 <= length(A) <= 1e5

Example :

Input 1:
    A = "8"

Output 1:
    1

Explanation 1:
    Given encoded message "8", it could be decoded as only "H" (8).

    The number of ways decoding "8" is 1.

Input 2:
    A = "12"

Output 2:
    2

Explanation 2:
    Given encoded message "12", it could be decoded as "AB" (1, 2) or "L" (12).
    
    The number of ways decoding "12" is 2.
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