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An old dream of mine, is to have programming (C/C++) sources being able to have fonts, italics, colour, and even embedded diagrams or pictures.

This started in -92 using Borland C/C++ (when syntax highlight was coming into editors), and I am still wondering, why no-one's "ever" done it. Now, with Lua it wouldn't really be asking for much, to modify the chunk loader to accept, say, RTF format.

Now, has anyone ever tried this, and would the coloring and embedding possibilities actually pay back in "real life"? In a more "perfect world" I could see function header comments actually be "fill me in" spreadsheet tables that can be added at places (embedded objects).

It would be fun, but would it be useful, too?