Though I agree it would be neat and useful to have such diagrams drawn up to show us the internals of the site, I think it's a little unrealistic. There really is a lot of code that makes up what we know as PerlMonks and documenting what everything does and how it does it would take a long time to do, and exactly who would put this information together?
tye is overworked as it is, and I'm sure he's got a lot more on his min for things to get done than document the internals for everyone to see. Site Documentaion Clan also has enough to worry about and besides, I don't think they have access to the actual code. pmdev: a group with lots of members, though I believe that many of its members don't participate in the development as much as they could/want to. Same with all the other groups, I think that pmdev could be doing a lot better things than this as well. How about gods? I'm sure they don't need to be burdened with anything else. Everybody has plenty to do :)
So yes, it'd be nice, but I don't think it'll be happening anytime soon. You could always try to convince a god to move you into pmdev so that you can fulfill your curiousity and help out as well.
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