Thanks to you Thorsten & Alex
I'll definitely have a closer look to the rosettacode.org website and read
online papers about PicoLisp design.

Thanks again
Regards
Jerome

On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de>
wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 07:17:08PM +0200, jerome moliere wrote:
> > Is there a guide explaining major differences between Common Lisp &
>
> I'm afraid, not in a single place.
>
> > PicoLisp ?  I guess, reading your answer , that there 's no just a few
> > syntactic differences between the 2 dialects ...  I can read between the
> > lines some philosophical major differences , right?
>
> Very good! Indeed, you are very sensitive.
>
> Basic philosophy differs in many regards, which I can't recapitulate
> here in a few words. Key items are compilation vs. interpretation,
> macros vs. fexprs, dynamic vs. static binding, data types, and - last
> but not least - complexity vs. simplicity. You'll find more if you dig
> deeper into what can be found online about PicoLisp.
>
>
> > What are the most difficult tasks , hot topics  to be aware of when
> porting
> > a software from CL to PicoLisp ?
>
> I must confess that I don't know. You might get some ideas if you
> compare solutions in CL and Pil on rosettacode.org. When I solved
> hundreds of those tasks, I usually found it easier to look at most other
> languages (C, Java, Python, AWK, Shell) than at CL to get ideas about
> how to solve them :)
>
> ♪♫ Alex
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