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

David Feuer david.feuer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 20:28:19 UTC 2016

Also important is the extent to which the maintainers are willing and able
to change the library to respond to changes in users' needs and
expectations. Parsec, for example, seems to have been largely supplanted by
Megaparsec because it failed to evolve. And some libraries need to track
developments in implementation techniques, either replacing old techniques
or adding new ones alongside.

On Sep 12, 2016 2:53 PM, "Joachim Durchholz" <jo at durchholz.org> wrote:

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

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
Haskell-Cafe mailing list
To (un)subscribe, modify options or view archives go to:
Only members subscribed via the mailman list are allowed to post.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/attachments/20160912/31b31641/attachment.html>

More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list