In a recent post on the Python mailing list, it was suggested that it would be useful if "small" pictures could be embedded within docstrings as additional information. As is often the case, many words were written ... but little code was produced. As I have been guilty of this myself in the past, I decided that it was time to do things differently. After a quick prototype sent to the Python list, I wrote this recipe which gives a simple way to embed and display images inside a docstring in a totally transparent way.
Is this something that people would find useful? Any suggestions for improvements? Should I implement this within Crunchy? (Btw, Crunchy 1.0 alpha 1 has been released just last week).