HOPE is a historical programming language created in 1978. Hope is a small functional programming language developed in the 1970s at Edinburgh University. It predates Miranda and Haskell and is contemporaneous with ML (also developed at Edinburgh). Hope was derived from NPL, a simple functional language developed by Rod Burstall and John Darlington in their work on program transformation. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from Wikipedia:

dec fact : num -> num;
--- fact 0 <= 1;
--- fact n <= n*fact(n-1);

Last updated December 4th, 2019