[AstroPy] Draft specification for PyFITS functional interface

Joe Harrington jh at oobleck.astro.cornell.edu
Wed Mar 30 13:07:04 CST 2005


>Overwriting an existing file:
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>writeto will raise an exception if the specified filename already
>exists.

There should be a flag to force overwriting.

There should be an exception for a write failure, including a failure
to delete the old file if overwriting is forced.

--jh--



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