[IPython-dev] Automatically saving notebooks as scripts has been removed

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 17:18:51 EDT 2014

I think we may have been a bit too hasty in getting rid of that. We've been
talking about it for a while amongst ourselves, because it doesn't fit
terribly neatly into our infrastructure, but we didn't formally deprecate
it, and I don't think the alternative approaches are quite as convenient

I've put this in the agenda for the dev meeting on Thursday.


On 4 August 2014 12:55, Filipe Pires Alvarenga Fernandes <ocefpaf at gmail.com>

> Hello IPython devs,
> I was trying the latest github checkout of the IPython source and got the
> following message:
> Automatically saving notebooks as scripts has been removed.
> Use `ipython nbconvert --to python [notebook]` instead.
> I am wondering why this had to be removed.  Security?
> I find the automatic script saving very helpful.  My work-group usually
> commits the `.ipynb` and the `.py` side-by-side to obtain a better diff.  I
> know that we can workaround this with nbconvert, but doing that manually is
> error prone, and having a script to do that will add another layer of
> complexity that we did not have with the automatic conversion.
> Well, if the automatic conversion had to go I understand, but if there is
> no reason can you guys consider leaving it there?
> Thanks,
> -Filipe
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