Yerk


Also found in: Dictionary.

Yerk

(language)
(After Yerkes Observatory) An object-oriented language based on a Forth Kernel with some major modifications. It was originally known as Neon, developed and sold as a product by Kriya Systems from 1985 to 1989. Several people at The University of Chicago have maintained Yerk since its demise as a product. Because of possible trademark conflict they named it Yerk, which is not an acronym for anything, but rather stands for Yerkes Observatory, part of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of C.

Version 3.62.

ftp://oddjob.uchicago.edu/pub/Yerk/.

E-mail: Bob Lowenstein <rfl@oddjob.uchicago.edu>.
References in periodicals archive ?
Yerks has been a senior executive in the Federal marketplace for more than 30 years and is known for his technologically forward-thinking vision and for solving the most difficult and complex client challenges.
OSD (28) - Dominguez 11, Yerks 9, Schindel 4, McBeth 4, Johnson, McClellan, Hertzberg, Traer, Christiansen, SoHappy.
Employing more than 14,000 people, the Defense Group was created from CSC's former Defense/Intel and Applied Technologies (ATG) units, which were led by the recently retired Austin Yerks and Alan Weakley, respectively.
CSC is proud to provide systems and technical support to enable the AMC to fulfill its global mission to deliver maximum war-fighting and humanitarian efforts for America through rapid and precise global air mobility," said Austin Yerks, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Defense Group.
UK Ltd, Station Road Estate, Tadcaster, North Yerks
OSD (19) - Smith 8, Chalbeck 6, Ross 5, Yerks, Downard, Miller, Williams, Rodriguez, Garcia, Diekoff.
This award reflects our dedication to partnering with veteran-owned small businesses and the successes that grow from these partnerships," said Austin Yerks, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Defense Group.
CSC's mission-critical support to ONE-NET improves the operation and effectiveness of critical enterprise networks for the Navy in the Far East region," said Austin Yerks, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Defense Group.
We are proud to continue our 16 years of providing PEO C3T with the specialized staff support and services to fulfill its challenging mission," said Austin Yerks, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Defense Group.
Reporting to Austin Yerks, president of CSC's Defense Group, Kirby will have oversight and client management responsibility for CSC's Army account.
Ambassador Steel district manager Dan Yerks estimates that eight to 10 employees will be involved in preparing rebar for the project.
With a global reputation for excellence, the eLearning program advances the Navy's knowledge base by providing 24/7 access to training, whether from home or while deployed around the world," said Austin Yerks, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Defense group.