[AstroPy] Re: functional interface for PyFITS?: foo.fits[2]

John Blakeslee jpb at pha.jhu.edu
Tue Mar 22 12:40:21 CST 2005

> There are lots of examples of really bad coding and computer behavior
> in IRAF.  We switched to Python to get *away* from IRAF and its
> numerous headaches, not to bring them with us.  CFITSIO did not have
> the best-considered design, either.  Please, let's not pollute this
> package with all the bad examples we can find from all the other code
> in the world.  That will make it totally unusable.  Save that stuff
> for compatibility functions.

Amen, brother.

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