Yet another

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Among programmers, yet another (often abbreviated ya, Ya, or YA in the initial part of an acronym) is an idiomatic qualifier in the name of a computer program, organisation, or event that is confessedly unoriginal.[1]

Stephen C. Johnson is credited with establishing the naming convention in the late 1970s when he named his compiler-compiler yacc (Yet Another Compiler-Compiler), since he felt there were already numerous compiler-compilers in circulation at the time.

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  1. ^ Eric S. Raymond, ed. (29 Dec 2003). "Yet Another". The on-line hacker Jargon File. 4.4.7. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Yahoo! - Company History". Yahoo! Inc. Archived from the original on 1999-10-13. The name Yahoo! is supposed to stand for 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle' but Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.
  3. ^ Paul Gil (2 July 2019). "What Does "Yahoo" Stand For?". Lifewire. Dotdash. Retrieved 20 January 2020. Yahoo stands for 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.'
  4. ^ "What does "Yandex" mean?". History of Yandex. Yandex. Retrieved 26 Dec 2016.
  5. ^ "Yet Another Society on WikiWikiWeb". Retrieved 5 Jan 2018.