Configure name of the templates directory in which the app directory template loader looks for matching template names. Possibly from the template settings.
Currently the directory name ('templates') is hardcoded in the app directory loader (template/loaders/app_directories.py) as a fixed value in a method, thus adjusting it requires a custom class that overrides the method. As django templates default to a configurable file loader (django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader), I always thought it was odd that the same did not apply to the app directory template loader.
Why I think it's beneficial
Django can support multiple template backends. This can be useful when supporting multiple template situations. I myself like to differentiate my normal front-page templates from my e-mail templates. However, I've run into the issue on three different projects where I could not place a mail template folder in my application folders unless I wrote a custom loader.
I think allowing a loader to have the template folder name as input can allow cleaner code.
What I propose
Essence: Rewrite the app directory template loader to allow the template folder name as input as defined in the ticket created
Example template settings:
Optional: Rewrite DjangoTemplates to allow dir_name as input to define the directory name for template folders in the applications.
Let me know if you think this is a good idea. I'd love to hear your opinions :D