this is part of the datadir distribution, it should not be in a different
directory than the rest of the datadir distribution
the gnu coding standards (https://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Directory-Variables.html)
define 'datadir' as:
The directory for installing idiosyncratic read-only architecture-independent
data files for this program. This is usually the same place as ‘datarootdir’,
but we use the two separate variables so that you can move these program-specific
files without altering the location for Info files, man pages, etc.
This should normally be /usr/local/share, but write it as $(datarootdir).
(If you are using Autoconf, write it as ‘@datadir@’.)
The definition of ‘datadir’ is the same for all packages, so you should install your
data in a subdirectory thereof. Most packages install their data under $(datadir)/package-name/.
while this text has no clear requirement or suggestion for a corresponding
repository layout, projects typically employ a certain consistency in their
repository layout both for ease of maintenance and ease of learning for new
this project has both a data/ directory, which contains the datadir distribution,
as well as the config/ directory, which also contains the datadir distribution.
this complicates matters both for active maintainers/developers who must
remember that the repository and build tree layouts have this exception,
and for new contributors who will initially be confused by this exception
other well-organized open source projects, such as wayland, have chosen to not
use a data/ directory. these projects have the datadir distribution in the base
directory of the repositor, which is a fine practice as it maintains consistency
for the project since all the files for the datadir distribution are in the same
by applying this patch, the project will move towards a more easily readable and
learnable layout. current and future developers will no longer need to wonder why
this directory is outside of the data/ directory, and anyone attempting to reference
these files from the source/build trees will be able to do so more easily
Reviewers: cedric, raster, bu5hm4n
Reviewed By: raster
Differential Revision: https://phab.enlightenment.org/D6154