[experiment]: http://michaelgalloy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/prompt_hiding.html “Prompt hiding example”
[sphinx]: http://sphinx.pocoo.org/ “Sphinx documentation”

[^1]: Sphinx is somewhat the Python equivalent to IDLdoc, but much more general.

While looking up some Python docs generated by the excellent [Sphinx][sphinx] documentation tool[^1], I noticed that Sphinx can show/hide the prompts and output in a code snippet. This allows the user to see the full code and output, but then can hit a button and get text suitable for cut-and-pasting onto the command line to try it for themselves. Check out my simple [experiment] to see how it works.

I will definitely have to work this into an IDLdoc release soon.