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27th
Sep 2018
Paul Gureghian
@paulgureghian_twitter
Sep 27 2018 18:18
any compelling reasons to upgrade to ipython 7 and / or ipykernel 5 ?
Carlos Cordoba
@ccordoba12
Sep 27 2018 18:23
@paulgureghian_twitter, support for the asyncio event loop. That's the main reason
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Sep 27 2018 18:23
@paulgureghian_twitter With respect to Python 3.7, its hard to know since there are a lot of changes and it really depends on your use case, so I'd recommend you'd read the What's New in Python 3.7 summary document. There aren't too many changes in ipykernel 4.8.2 -> 5.0.0 other than bug fixes and and development-related changes, so if your current install of that is working with no issues there's not a huge reason to update right away unless you need something like asyncio, etc.
Also, Python 3.7.1 is due out in a week (Oct. 6) with a bunch of bug fixes, as well as Spyder 3.3.2 with at least one Py 3.7-related bug fix, so might make sense to wait for that and update all at once. But its up to you.
Paul Gureghian
@paulgureghian_twitter
Sep 27 2018 20:00
im starting to adopt the policy of 'if it aint broke, dont fix it'. lol
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Sep 27 2018 21:42
Its always good to have a balance somewhere between the extremes of stability and bleeding-edge; where that balance best falls all depends on your use-case and tolerance for/ability to handle any issues (relative to the potential bugs and missing features in older versions). And there are things that aren't always obvious are "broken" or that you need/want them until you try them.