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set auto_create flag for notebook apps #1253
This is one way to fix the recent mailing list report.
works fine, and
An alternative would be to make
Nice - the reason it's not on by default is that some apps should only load config, so if you specify a profile that doesn't exist it should raise (e.g. ipengine). That said, those that should not create profiles seem to be the minority, so switching the default may make sense. That would mean adding
sorry if I'm confused - but I was talking about leaving the default for BaseIPythonApplication, and changing it for NotebookApp, as per this PR. I realized as I reread your comment that mine could have been read as "leaving the default for the NotebookApp as auto_create=False" - but that's not what I meant.
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@ivanov - I understood what you meant, but even so, I don't think the
@takluyver - That would also be addressed by making ShellApp set
The case for leaving the default as False is that apps for which False is the right default are ones that do less.
Originally, profiles had to be created with