Hi Jimmie,

You may find yourself having the same realization I often have, that the
PicoLisp community has likely written something quite useful on whatever I
was considering and all one needs to do is look it up.  Additionally
depending on your timezone the IRC channel is quite helpful as well as the
mailing list here.

A great beginning in exploring PicoLisp would be the "Start here" section
of: https://picolisp.com/wiki/?Documentation as there are many articles and
tutorials with new ones being posted often.  Be sure to download the two
books which can teach you everything you need to know about PicoLisp:
- https://github.com/tj64/picolisp-works/blob/master/editor.pdf?raw=true
- https://github.com/tj64/picolisp-by-example/blob/master/book.pdf?raw=true

Getting vip running can be cumbersome for beginners.  For that and other
reasons I've made a small PicoLisp Docker container including vip found

Enjoy PicoLisp and the community surrounding it, I'm a big fan.

David Bloom

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Jimmie Houchin <jlhouc...@gmail.com>

> Hello,
> I am new to PicoLisp and Lisp in general.
> I know that PicoLisp is not Common Lisp and is much closer to the original
> Lisp. However it seems most books are Common Lisp oriented. While browsing
> Amazon I was wondering if any of these books might be good to get a good
> understanding of Lisp.
> LISP 1.5 Programmer's Manual 2nd Edition
> <https://smile.amazon.com/LISP-Programmers-Manual-Michael-Levin/dp/0262130114>
> by Michael I. Levin (Author), John McCarthy (Contributor)
> Interpreting Lisp: Programming and Data Structures 2nd ed. Edition
> <https://smile.amazon.com/Interpreting-Lisp-Programming-Data-Structures/dp/1484227069>
> by Gary D. Knott
> The Little LISPer:
> by Matthias Felleisen, Daniel P. Friedman
> Build Your Own Lisp <http://buildyourownlisp.com/>
> Learn C and build your own programming language in 1000 lines of code!
> by Daniel Holden
> I think that Build Your Own Lisp sounds interesting. It seems like a good
> way to learn some C and get an understanding of Lisp at the same time. But
> it would be nice to have an opinion if available from people who are
> already familiar with PicoLisp.
> I do not mind buying old and used books to learn. However, I do believe it
> would be of great value for growing the community if there were current
> available resources. I have looked at the mailing list archives and
> website. I am working my way through PicoLisp Works.
> What about SICP? Does it bring value to a beginning PicoLisper?
> Please feel free to suggest books or other resources which may not be
> mentioned here. I look forward to hearing the wisdom of the community.
> Thanks.
> Shalom.
> Jimmie

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