My company uses Magento 1.4
There is a folder path
In this case,
mycompanyname also has "brother" folders (on the same level) which represent some custom extensions we have built that I recognize.  This
mycompanyname folder only has two subfolders,
There is ALSO a folder path:
Notice that they are reversed. THIS default folder has the standard etc, layout, locale and template folders in it. Brother folders ALSO include the names of custom extensions I recognize.
The first thing that would come to my Jewish grandfather is probably
My question is: is this really just bad coding, or is there a legit reason why there are both ../mycompany/default/.. and ../default/mycompany/.. in the design folder? If it is bad coding, which of these paths should have been used?
I know that previous programmers really didn't understand the Magento model path concept, or certainly didn't implement it consistently.
 NOTE: One of the "brother" folders in the first path is named
default - so you've got ../default/default/.. (containing etc, layout, locale, and template), which is also confusing!