It feels bad to me that in order to use the
_filesdirectory for add-on development, I will need to manually copy its contents to my
js/whateverduring development. I feel like it should work just like template development does, which is to check the filesystem for template changes, import them into the database and use them without me thinking about it. On page load, it would scan the folder for files, see which is newer and override from the
_filesfolder to the external destination. I am not sure how you even envision this workflow to be. Copying a file manually between the two seems like a great source of false debugging when you don't understand how something is not fixed, etc.