[AstroPy] Re: functional interface for PyFITS?

William Jon McCann mccannwj at pha.jhu.edu
Tue Mar 22 11:23:08 CST 2005

Joe Harrington wrote:
> URI prefixes are for communication protocols, not for filetypes.
> What's wrong with just ext=2?  It's simple.  It's elegant.  It's
> easily understood.  It doesn't take up bandwidth on mailing lists... ;-)

Completely, agree.

I was suggesting if you want to change the definition of a filename for 
FITS files then you should create a fits:// scheme.  However, this would 
be silly.


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