This is the genealogy of the programming language Yerk:

Yerk is a child of Neon.
Yerk was born in year 1989, and has not changed much since that time.

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Derived from Neon, which was developed by Kriya Systems, and primarly Chuck Duff. They quit doing Neon in 1989, at which point Bob Lowenstein, of Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago, acquired the rights to use Neon for educational and scientific purposes, provided he change the name. So he changed it to... Yerk.
It seems to be essentially the same as Neon though.

Yerk (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yerked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Yerking.] [See Yerk.]

1.

To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.

Their wounded steeds . . . Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters. Shak.

2.

To strike or lash with a whip.

[Obs. or Scot.]

 

© Webster 1913.


Yerk, v. i.

1.

To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.

They flirt, they yerk, they backward . . . fling. Drayton.

2.

To move a quick, jerking motion.

 

© Webster 1913.


Yerk, n.

A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.

 

© Webster 1913.

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