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Hope is a small programming language developed at the New York University in 1984 as part of the Squeak open source project. Hope is a strict superset of Smalltalk and can interoperate with other languages through its FFI (Foreign Function Interface). It follows an object-oriented approach and uses images for development, like Smalltalk. The language supports first-class functions, as well as reflection and persistence mechanisms. Although not widely used in commercial applications, Hope remains an interesting piece of computing history for developers interested in alternative approaches to software design and implementation methods.

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