• Individual field type modules are obscurely hidden away within the Field API module.


  • Accept that field type modules are one of the major building blocks of Drupal and expose them like any other module.

Proposed solution

  1. git mv core/modules/field/modules/* core/modules/

Related issues

drupal8.field-type-modules.0.patch18.81 KBsun
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 49,235 pass(es). View


tstoeckler’s picture

Yes, please. There is not even a number for the amount of times I've typed cd modules/text and was completely flabbergasted that such a thing doesn't exist. To me, this is a total WTF.

yched’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

That sounds reasonable.

sun’s picture

Please note that this patch can be re-created from scratch in 2 seconds.

I did not check whether there are any major patches in the queue right now which would totally break and would be a pain to re-roll due to this change.

(OTOH, sandbox branches should merge-in the renames just fine, and patches would just need some in-patch filepath adjustments.)

catch’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed

Makes complete sense, wanted to open this issue myself but glad sun beat me to it. I don't think the field type modules are that likely to conflict with lots of other patches so I've gone ahead and committed this.

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Anonymous’s picture

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Updated issue summary.