Glossary: Y

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Y-Modem Y-modem is a file transfer protocol very similar to X-modem but usually transfers data in much larger blocks of 1 kilobyte - if the lines aren't noisy, this works well - most implementations allow negotiation with the other computer to see if it can handle the larger block size; if not, the 128-byte block is used
both X and Y-modem protocols have problems when things get out of synchronization, which usually leads to Bad Things happening - and the checksums aren't particularly robust, so that lead to Z-modem
yacc Yet Another Compiler Compiler - a Unix compiler that is used to create C compilers - part of its code is included in the generated compiler (see Bison)

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