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  • Call for Grants (January 2021 Round) Tue, 19-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 January 27, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through February 3rd, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2020 Grant Report Sun, 17-Jan-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 16 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were applied.

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  • Grants Committee Takes on Expanded Role in TPF Sat, 16-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    Starting in 2021, the Grants Committee will be taking on an expanded role in supporting the development of Perl and Raku within The Perl Foundation. In addition to the usual set of grants that benefit the greater Perl and Raku communities, the Grants Committee will also be the caretakers of the Perl and Raku Development Funds, and therefore responsible for awarding grants that directly benefit the core development of these

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  • Raku Course January 2021 Grant Report Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Nicolas R.

    This is a monthly report by Andrew Shitov on his grant for the Raku course. Andrew is happy to report that the first part of the Raku course is completed and published. The course is available at course.raku.org. The grant was approved a year and a half ago right before the PerlCon conference in Rīga. Andrew was the organiser of the event and had to postpone the course due to

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  • FOSDEM 2021 - guidance for speakers Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Speaking at FOSDEM? Here’s what you need to know Thank you to all speakers who have put themselves forward to speak at this year’s FOSDEM. As it’s a virtual event, all talks need to be pre-recorded by the speakers. This is the first time FOSDEM has operated in this way so please be aware that there may be some bumps along the way everyone is working this out as they

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  • Phishing Attack on CPAN Authors Sun, 03-Jan-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    We've been alerted to a phishing attack against CPAN authors. The image below shows what it looks like. One way you can protect yourself against such attacks is by configuring a secret email address for your PAUSE account. This address will be used for all contacts from the PAUSE/CPAN system, but will never be shared publicly. If you've clicked on the link and entered any credentials, you should change the

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  • Coding in Perl? What support do you need? Thu, 31-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Learning Perl programming is a rewarding experience. But equally tough without the right support. What would be useful to you as part of your learning and development? Take part in our survey.

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  • Perl Core Development Fund Tue, 22-Dec-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Grants

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Perl Core Development Fund. Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund was launched in 2008 to support the development of the Perl programming language. Since then, we have awarded USD 670,000. With the version change of the language, we will close the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund and launch the Perl Core Development Fund. For those who would like to apply for grants,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): November 2020 Grant Report Sat, 12-Dec-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 46 tickets were reviewed, and 9 patches were applied

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  • Community Leaders and Board Meeting November 2020 Tue, 08-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Perl and Raku updates, mentoring, grants, sponsorship progress, conferences, trademarks and more were discussed amongst community leaders at the meeting held in November. The meeting is becoming an invaluable tool for the Board and community to communicate with each other about developments in TPF and the wider Perl community. The Board looks forward to future successful community leader meetings with representatation from a wide cross section of our community. The

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  • FOSDEM 2021: Call for papers open Fri, 04-Dec-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The Perl Foundation is calling for papers for our virtual devroom taking place at FOSDEM on Saturday 6th February 2021. A brief outline of your talk must be submitted by 23 December. The finished talk is not required until January Talk subjects The main topic of the room will be "Perl&Raku in a world in flux", and the open call for papers will include the following topics: data science infrastructure

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for October 2020 Tue, 24-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. This mainly consisted in tracking down a off-by-one error in Cwd.xs, which I thought was being flagged up by valgrind. As it turned out, the valgrind report was a false positive caused by a bug in valgrind when perl is built with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE,

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for October 2020 Thu, 19-Nov-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the October 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Peter Krawczyk, Dan Wright, Dave Rolsky, Ricardo Signes, Makoto Nozaki Leaders: Jason Crome, Samantha McVey, Alex Beamish, Sawyer X, Todd Rinaldo, Matthias Bloch Admin: Nic Evans Confirmed absence: Mark Keating, Curtis Poe Grants One grant approved needs funding

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  • Grant Proposals: November 2020 Fri, 13-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the November voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early January. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (November 2020 Round) Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 November 13 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 19th, and we

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  • Final Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, October 2020 Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Jason McIntosh has shared his progress on Perl 7 documentation standards for the month of October, and has delivered his final report on the grant: *"October saw me very busy with the documentation standards project. After continuing the research I began in September, I spent much of the month writing a draft style guide to which I’ve given the filename “perldocstyle.pod”. Per my project proposal, I did seek comment on

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): October 2020 Grant Report Thu, 05-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 34 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied.

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  • We want you to say that “Perl is Dead” even though it is “Very Much Alive” Sun, 01-Nov-2020 by mdk

    In the last few years, as there has been a decline in the uptake of Perl for new projects, and as we have seen the neutral evolution of a language and turn over of developers there has been a long line of people wanting to declare the demise of Perl. They have of course either misunderstood or exaggerated the situation.

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  • Conference in the Cloud 2020 SoC Transparency Report Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Perl Foundation Standards of Conduct sets Standards of Conduct for how our community interacts with others during the conference and in other TPF spaces. The team that enforces these standards is called the Community Affairs Team That team was available to respond to incident reports during the Conference in Cloud in June, 2020 In order to be open and transparent about this process, we have prepared the following report

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  • Grants: September 2020 Votes Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the September 2020 round. Two grant requests were submitted: General Perl OpenAPI Validator Interpreter VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 1 YES vote 5 NO votes, 3 abstentions Some comments and concerns brought up by the Grants Committee members include: Would like to see more tangible deadlines A better analysis of why this is needed Timeframe seems overly optimistic Ć-to-Raku translator **VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved.

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  • Grant Cancellation: Improve Perl 6 Networking Support Fri, 16-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    During the work for this grant, the author stumbled upon some issues that block further progress on the existing grant as it is currently written. At Ben’s request, the grant as it exists now is being cancelled, to be replaced with a new proposal to address the issues he encountered, as well as revised proposals to cover the remaining ideas from the original grant. The new grants will follow the

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  • September report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Thu, 15-Oct-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Before leaving on his much deserved break, Jonathan was able to carry forward his performance work ahead in September. (Aside from his work on the RakuAST grant).

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  • Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, September 2020 Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Nicolas R. has shared Jason McIntosh's updates for September for the Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era grant: Major steps towards my goal accomplished in September: Announced my starting this project on #p5p on Freenode, and collecting some basic information there Gathering Perl’s documentation style policy information Touring other FOSS languages and technologies with their own documentation sub-projects, and comparing them to what Perl has. Projects studied so

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  • (Updated) Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Develop a clean and easy interface for managing OpenAPI 3.x schemas. Proposal OpenAPI is a format that makes use of the JSON-Schema specification to communicate what a web API can do in a machine-readable way. The current module that is most active for JSON-Schema support in Perl is JSON::Validator. The feeling in the community is that the JSON::Validator interface is difficult to work with. This is possibly because it

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): September 2020 Grant Report Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 14 tickets were reviewed, and 1 patches were applied 2.00 #17601 rebase and re-test old branch #17601 check smoke results and merge workaround 0.60 #17831 research hints bit usage and comment 54.17 #18005 resolve symbol issues, testing #18005 research for a readlink implementation #18005 work on readlink implementation #18005 more readlink, debugging, get it working #18005 testing #18005 lstat/stat

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  • RakuAST Grant Report from Jonathan Worthington, 2020-09 Tue, 06-Oct-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthington has shared his latest progress report from the RakuAST grant, covering the work done in 2020-09. In addition, he announced that he is taking a break from Raku and Rakudo development. His work his highly appreciated, the resting period well-desevered, and we expect his work to continue in a month or a few months. Here's his progress report, in his own words: In last month's report, I mentioned

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #14 Fri, 02-Oct-2020 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    Timo has built an AppImage for MoarPref. The image combines all of the dependencies including Rakudo in a single package, which makes it very easy to try out MoarPref without having to worry about installing its dependencies. Read more at:

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  • Grant Proposal: Ć-to-Raku translator Thu, 01-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Author Piotr Fusik Motivation Ć is a programming language with the motto "There Is More Than One Language To Do It". As a seasoned programmer writing a reusable component you'd like to make it easily available from several programming languages with little effort or boring work. Ć enables just that. Write in Ć, then translate your code automatically to C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Swift, OpenCL C and Raku.

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  • UV grant progress report 2020-09 Sun, 27-Sep-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul Evans writes about this progress: Added the UV::TCP and UV::UDP types which now makes the library wrapping capable of most networking tasks. There's still a few more bits and pieces to add, but I think we're over the bulk of the hill now.

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  • Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 24-Sep-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Create a standalone implementation of OpenAPI 3.0 to facilitate parsing, creating, and validating OpenAPI specifications. Overview It is common contemporary practice to provide a OpenAPI schema^ to communicate to clients the available functionality of a RESTful web API. It is well documented and flexible, and well known to application developers. There exists no Perl module to facilitate working with an OpenAPI 3.0 schema. Project-specific modules exist for Swagger 2.0,

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (September 2020 Round) Thu, 24-Sep-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 October 1st 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through October 8th, and we

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for June to August 2020 Sun, 20-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. I picked up some enthusiasm in August and fixed assorted bugs and crossed various little items off my TODO list. Jun 1:56 process p5p mailbox 4:20 review tickets 0:44 work out why index is faster than /abc/ Jul

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  • Final Board Findings Regarding 2019 SOC Incident Fri, 18-Sep-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Final Board Findings Regarding 2019 SOC Incident

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): August 2020 Grant Report Mon, 07-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied

    62.23 hours total

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  • Raku Development Fund Sun, 06-Sep-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Raku Development Fund. Perl 6 Development Fund was launched in 2015 to support the development of the Perl 6 programming language. Since then, we have awarded more than USD 100,000. With the rename of the language, we will close the Perl 6 Development Fund and launch the Raku Development Fund. For these who would like to apply for grants, please take

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  • August report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 04-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: In August I did not perform any work on this grant. I exhausted the previously allocated funding during July, and further funding was allocated close to the end of August. The last part of August was already allocated to other work, however September has a good amount of time available for grant work.

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  • Marketing Strategy for the Next Two Years Tue, 01-Sep-2020 by mdk

    At the August monthly director’s meeting for the Perl Foundation, the marketing team presented a strategy for the next two years. This strategy is a broad look at where the team believes we should focus as the Foundation, the Foundation and community brands/products, move forwards. The strategy can be read, in its current form, in the attached document: The Next Two Years.pdf. It is a living document, by which we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): July 2020 Grant Report Mon, 24-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 37 tickets were reviewed.

    55.11 hours total

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  • Grants: July 2020 Votes Sun, 23-Aug-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2020 round. Two grants were submitted, one of them was approved. Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 8 YES Votes, 1 NO vote, 1 abstention There was a lot of excitement and support for this grant. Raku Ecosystem VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 4 YES votes, 5 NO votes, 1 abstention Voting on this grant was close.

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  • Grant Report for RakuAST 2020-08 by Jonathan Worthington Sat, 22-Aug-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Here is what Jonathan has to write about his RakuAST grant progress: Around half of the time that passed since my last RakuAST grant report was spent on vacation, and an amount of it after that dealing with the fact that going on vacation doesn't mean the rest of the world stops finding things for you to do. Anyway, finally, in the last week, I got back into working on

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  • Sponsorship Committee needs your help Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Nic Evans

    The TPF Sponsorship Committee is looking for support in contacting potential sponsors. We are working on a plan to create various materials to support our requests for sponsorship and to update the website content regarding donations. However, currently there are only two formal members of the committee who are able to contact potential sponsors. If you think you can help the committee please get in touch. Email sponsorship@perlfoundation.org

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  • July report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    As in May and June, in July I continued my work on the unified dispatcher mechanism. Unlike those rather productive months, July was vacation time, and thus I was away from my keyboard for much of it. I did, however, get some bits done.

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  • Outreachy internship successful completion Sat, 15-Aug-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that the Outreachy internship concluded successfully. As previously announced, The Perl Foundation accepted Areesha Tariq as an intern for this year’s internship to work on Open Food Facts. Stéphane Gigandet provided mentorship for her during the entire program. I would like to congratulate both for the successful program completion and express gratitude for their hard work. During the internship, Areesha completed the followings: Templatization of

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  • TPF Survey: Marketing and Branding Thu, 13-Aug-2020 by mdk
    in: Marketing

    The Perl Foundation is developing branding and marketing strategies for itself and the software projects and communities it serves. Completing this short survey will give valuable feedback to the marketing committee.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for July 2020 Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the July 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart J Mackintosh Dan Wright Dave Rolsky Curtis "Ovid" Poe Pete Krawczyk Ricardo Signes Makoto Nozaki Nic Evans Samantha McVey TPRC CAT debrief Structure CAT report that the CAT worked very well for TPRC The process was well defined. The training was effective and it helped the role play created confidence Future opportunity:

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  • Can you help TPF with community communication? Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Nic Evans

    Following the Conference in the Cloud, TPF Board is keen to continue the momentum of two-way communication with the community. During CIC we saw some great conversations with, and across, the community. There was enthusiasm, lots of engagement and feedback, and positive suggestions about the future of Perl and Raku. Our network is complex and at the moment everyone talks to everyone, it is disorganised, and there’s potential for great

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku Ecosystem Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Raku Ecosystem Name: tony o'dell Amount Requested: $12,000 Synopsis Redesign the raku/zef ecosystem to be robust and to make easier the distribution submission for the raku ecosystem. Benefits to the Raku Community Currently the process for maintaining the ecosystem in raku is either uploading to cpan, which comes with its own set of limitations as cpan was not designed to handle the way raku uses distributions The other way this

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  • Grant Proposal: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Title Establishing documentation standards for the Perl 7 era Synopsis I propose to build on my revisions to the open and perlopentut manual pages, generalizing my experience with that project into a set of guidelines for creating and updating Perl's documentation for the modern era and then proving these standards against a sample selection of current documentation. The advent of Perl 7 presents us with an opportunity to re-examine and

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): June 2020 Grant Report Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 31 tickets were reviewed.

    59.99 hours total

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  • Malicious Code Found in CPAN Package Module-AutoLoad Tue, 28-Jul-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Module-AutoLoad distribution has been found to contain malicious code in its test suite. Specifically, it attempts to load and execute Perl code from a remote server during the test suite. While initially this payload may not have been malicious, this is no longer the case. You can read the IRC discussion about this along with some summary details in an email from Ryan Voots to the modules@perl.org list. All

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