On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 3:53 PM Mark Shannon <mark@hotpy.org> wrote:


which would translate to:

        $tmp = a; None if $tmp is None else ($tmp.b)

This reminds me very much of PL/1's "compile-time  procedures," which forty years ago were pretty much like PL/1 constructs with percent signs sprinkled about. I didn't like those much, either ;D.