99 Elm Problems/Problem 11

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Write a function to run length encode a list, but instead of using a tuple as in problem 10, define a data type that can represent either a single element or a run of multiple identical element.

import Html exposing (text)
import List

type Item a
    = Single a
    | Multiple Int a

runLengthEncode : List a -> List (Item a)
-- your implementation goes here

main = text <| toString <|
  runLengthEncode ['a', 'a', 'a', 'b', 'c', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e']


[Multiple 3 'a', Single 'b', Multiple 2 'c', Single 'd', Multiple 5 'e']