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# the Hope system
Hope is a Rust framework (and maybe someday an operating system) for implementing node graph based computing with the actor model.
## why Rust?
well, originally, i was going to write it in Python, because Tkinter is way better than anything Rust has.
but unfortunately, Python doesn't actually support multithreading, which for a project like this is a dealbreaker.
## why node graphs?
they're way better for discoverability than code-as-text.
## why actor model?
it's a really intuitive way of implementing node graphs, and it allows for really simple concurrent programming.
## why any of this?
i hate the way programming works right now, and i would like to change it.
## why call it Hope?
there's an OS development project called [SerenityOS](http://www.serenityos.org/) that is named after a personal state which its creator wished to reach and maintain.
i would like to have hope, and it would be nice if building Hope helped me find hope.
## wait who are you again
i am [boringcactus](https://www.boringcactus.com).
## is this ever gonna take off
statistically, it's almost certain that i won't even finish it.
and if i do, it probably will not.
but there's a chance.
## what's the license
the Hope system is released under the terms of the [Anti-Capitalist Software License](https://anticapitalist.software) v1.4.
if you would like to use this under another license, contact me.
## what's the version history
the Hope system uses Pedantic Versioning: every new release is a new major version.