If you have no Lisp background, and what you want to learn is PicoLisp, then I don’t think learning Common Lisp first will be any advantage. I believe Common Lisp differs quite a bit from PicoLisp. If you have experience with some other popular language X, then you can compare the Rosetta Code solutions for X and PicoLisp, http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:PicoLisp. You should also study this tutorial http://software-lab.de/doc/tut.html, and when you have questions, use this mail list, or the IRC channel, irc://irc.freenode.net/picolisp. To keep yourself motivated, I think it’s smart to pick a nice little task (not too complicated) that you want to solve, using PicoLisp. Go for it!
/Jon > On 8. Jun, 2016, at 14:18, Jakob Eriksson <ja...@aurorasystems.eu> wrote: > > It's more like Common Lisp is a derivative of PicoLisp, seriously. :-) So I'd > go for pico first, it's easier to understand. > >> 8 juni 2016 kl. 14:08 skrev Lawrence Bottorff <borg...@gmail.com>: >> >> So, what would the best way to learn picolisp be for a total beginner? It >> might seem like you should just bite the bullet and learn regular Common >> Lisp first, then start learning picolisp. That is, you should know all the >> capabilities of Lisp before you try to learn a derivative Lisp. Is this true? >> >> LB