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    Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1986  17:15 EST
    From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>

    I agree with Moon that we are all probably reluctant to throw a lot of
    time down what has been a rather ineffectual rathole of late.  Once
    we've got a legitimate (or semi-legitimate) body ready to make
    decisions, I have some ideas for how we might proceed in a more
    effective way, making some solid decisions and getting them into a
    written standard rather than just dithering all over the harder issues.
    The idea is to get things operating more or less as they operated in
    that last few months before the book was finalized, except in the
    constitution of the group and in the form of the written result.  I'll
    propose these things once the full technical and steering committees are
    in session.

Good.  One of the few recent Common Lisp messages that I have bothered
to save is yours of 9 March that presents three points under the heading
"Once the committee is named, we need to do the following:".