[AstroPy] Draft specification for PyFITS functional interface

Nor npirzkal at eso.org
Wed Mar 30 14:07:46 CST 2005

Keeping the two separated would be my preference as well. It would 
leave pyfits unpolluted by the "quick and dirty" high level interface 
(qpyfits? :-) )

On Mar 30, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Paul Barrett wrote:
> I'm wondering if these convenience functions aren't better off in a 
> separate python module that imports pyfits.  This approach would keep 
> the pyfits interface simple and objected-oriented, and would signal 
> that the procedural interface is being used.  Command line versions of 
> these convenience functions could also exist, so that users could 
> easily extract information from a FITS file.
>  -- Paul
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