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Re: [Scheme-reports] Draft 3 Comments: Chapter 6

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:04 AM, Andre van Tonder <andre@x> wrote:
> I see what you mean.
> The March 9 draft at http://scheme-reports.org/2011/working-group-1.html does
> not have this.
> OTOH, the March 9 draft at
> http://trac.sacrideo.us/wg/raw-attachment/wiki/WikiStart/r7rs-draft-3.pdf
> does say this.
> The initial environment cannot be empty.  It has to have at least IMPORT,
> otherwise you cannot do anything with it.

The draft says

  The initial (or "top level") Scheme environment is empty, and
  bindings must be introduced with import.

which could indeed be worded better - the implication of the
second clause is that `import' is provided.  The initial
environment is indeed empty of everything other than `import'.


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