in reply to Perlmonks Site Design

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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Re: Re: Perlmonks Site Design
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Feb 18, 2003 at 06:14 UTC

    It's true that pmdev isn't nearly as active as it should, perhaps, be. Unfornatly, it's a very daunting thing. The code is large, hard to get an overview of, and very sparsely documented. There's dead code all over the place, and it's rarely marked. In general, the state of teh perlmonks code is horrendious, and I'd love to be able to start over with a recent everything. Unfornatly, we just don't have that luxuary.

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