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. ^ Tulsyan, Yash, ed. (25 June 2011). "Yet Another". Jargon File. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Gurnitsky, Joanna. "What Does 'Yahoo' Stand For?". Internet for Beginners. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "What does "Yandex" mean?". History of Yandex. Yandex. Retrieved 26 Dec 2016.