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[bug #58363] Cite exact parts of FITS standard or CFITSIO about primary
[bug #58363] Cite exact parts of FITS standard or CFITSIO about primary HDU
Wed, 13 May 2020 12:35:16 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #58363 (project gnuastro):
The error message has been updated
what do you think now?
Based on the parts I cited in the first message, I think we can safely say
that the standard "stipulates" this scenario (as mentioned in the new error
You are right, recommendation is a strong word, suggesting that if a file
doesn't follow it, it doesn't follow the FITS standard.
But as the cited parts show, the authors of the FITS standard did
stipulate/acknowledge that this scenario (where the primary HDU has no data)
is a possibility.
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