> > Uh, oh, this is really tough. > > Just one smart paragraph.
This is a guess: the original asker is more familiar with Common Lisp than picolisp. So, a fair answer would be to describe picolisp in terms that CL users are familiar with. Sorry, I'm not qualified to do that myself. But, here are some notes for others: * picolisp is a VM and the mechanics of that VM aren't hidden from the programmer--everthing is implementation specific. * the picolisp implementations are first class citizens, the picolisp language is second class. * A CL specification exists and it is important. (Is there a picolisp specification? Since I don't know, it probably isn't important...) * one implementation is canonical: amd64 * picolisp was made mostly by one person. * picolisp is small, light, and elegant. PԔ � &j)m����X�����zV�u�.n7�