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Environment a-list considered necessary

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Although only a few existing Schemes provide the whole environment as
an a-list, I believe that SRFI-98 should at least standardize this as an
optional procedure if not a required one.  It's true that ANSI C does not
provide access to the whole environment, but both Posix and Windows do,
as well as pre-Posix Unix-like systems.

As we all know, civil libertarians are not      John Cowan
the friskiest group around --comes from        cowan@xxxxxxxx
forever being on the qui vive for the sound     http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
of jack-booted fascism coming down the pike.           --Molly Ivins