from a practical point of view I personally prefer to have all production files for one type of task in one directory rather than in 2 and not find, say babel.def in generic but babel.sty in latex, but I guess there are arguments for both


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Von: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Karl Berry
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Betreff: Re: LaTeX Release 2005/12/01

    Regarding babel, I don't understand, why some TeX distributions
    put *all* files below TDS/*/generic/, from my readme.txt:

There is no deep reason behind it for TL -- the kind of steers one in the direction of choosing a single format
(latex/generic/whatever) for a package.  Exceptions take more code.
Can't say why for teTeX and vtex.

I agree that it would be better to use tex/latex/babel and tex/generic/babel as appropriate.

When it is time to update TL, I hope to use your bundles and then everything will be better.