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

Francesco Ariis fa-ml at ariis.it
Mon Sep 12 20:47:55 UTC 2016

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 04:28:19PM -0400, David Feuer wrote:
> 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.

(probably OT)

megaparsec has 24 hackage projects depending on it, parsec 816.

Some of this 31-to-1 ratio might be explained by folks being
slow to adopt new tools, but I bet for 95% of people parsec is
fine as it is.

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