I’m querying the Ruby community for a general convention in project
directories. I develop Reap which is essentially a Rake clone (almost
fully Rake compatible interface) plus extensive project management
tool. As it has matured I’ve come to see that it would be best to have
a dedicated folder in which to store “meta information” for a project
– things like project info, special admin scripts, etc. plus files we
normally store at the top level like VERSION, fit nicely in this
Currently, I’m using the name ‘meta/’. But I’ve noticed some other
project using ‘util/’ for similar purposes. I’ve also toyed with using
‘proj/’ but didn’t end up liking it so much. At this point I need to go
ahead and commit to some name.
Perhaps there can be a general concensus for a community convention for
what to label such a directory?