What Does YAGNI Mean?

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The Quick Answer

YAGNI means "You Ain't Gonna Need It."

More Observations...

The acronym YAGNI is used in coding as a reminder to developers not to add additional methods, functions and constructors they think may be needed in the future. Such practices are considered a waste of time because, more often than not, "you ain't gonna need it."

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When I write YAGNI, I mean this:

meaning of YAGNI

"You Ain't Gonna Need It"

Summary of Key Points

"You Ain't Gonna Need It" is, by far, the most common meaning for YAGNI when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:You Ain't Gonna Need It
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Example of YAGNI Used in a Text

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