[Haskell-cafe] xls: A library for parsing MS excel spreadsheets

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Mon Sep 12 18:52:55 UTC 2016

The best signal is a compact description of what the library does, and, 
more importantly, what it does not do.

Stability isn't a particularly interesting metric anyway.
You want metrics like use case coverage, interface complexity, 
performance predictability, and you also want the update intensity over 
time (the shape of the curve correlates with kinds of team activity - 
you need to validate anything you infer from the curve, but it tells you 
what things to validate).

Am 12.09.2016 um 11:49 schrieb Theodore Lief Gannon:
> ...and, "it will probably be replaced by something meaningful in the
> future." But it hasn't, nor has it been removed, and it's a better signal
> than no signal at all.
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 4:01 AM, Tom Ellis <
> tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 03:48:38AM -0700, Theodore Lief Gannon wrote:
>>> In fact, there's a "Stability" field where you can indicate that it's
>>> officially experimental.
>> Six years ago Simon Marlow pronounced that the "Stability" field was
>> "mostly
>> defunct now, and shouldn't be used"
>>     https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3841218/conventions-
>> for-stability-field-of-cabal-packages/3847493#3847493
>> Tom

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