The PicoLisp reference documentation and tutorials are great sources of

Along with the *Lisp 1.5 Programmers Manual* that you already mentioned
there is....

*Lisp (1st Edition) by Winston and Horn* : This was an excellent book for
me to learn the basics from as well as to gain insight into doing more
complex lisp development. The 1st edition was pre Common Lisp. Later
editions emphasized Common Lisp specific functionality much more.
You may be able to find a pdf copy online.

The mail archive for the picolisp mailing list is another great source of
information and there are a suprising number of  public repos out there
with excellent code examples to learn and build from.



On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Jimmie Houchin <> wrote:

> 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
> <>
> by Michael I. Levin (Author), John McCarthy (Contributor)
> Interpreting Lisp: Programming and Data Structures 2nd ed. Edition
> <>
> by Gary D. Knott
> The Little LISPer:
> by Matthias Felleisen, Daniel P. Friedman
> Build Your Own Lisp <>
> 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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