Feature request from dmanners, posted on GitHub Aug 19, 2014
What is with the base folder under some of the view folders for modules? As far as I can see, according to the documents at https://wiki.magento.com/display/MAGE2DOC/Magento+2+Product+Documentation the folders under view are normally the areas: adminhtml, frontend etc.
I would suggest if these folder can be areas and other items like themse etc that this could cause some confusion.
An example of this is Mage\Bundle\view\base here there are layout and template files
Comment from ilol, posted on GitHub Aug 20, 2014
@dmanners thanks, we would consider your suggestion
Comment from dmanners, posted on GitHub Aug 20, 2014
@ilol do you know if this "base" folder is a direct relation to the base template folder under Magento1?
Comment from buskamuza, posted on GitHub Aug 21, 2014
@dmanners , "base" folder includes view files common for all areas. I agree that it may intersect with area named "base".
Comment from vpelipenko, posted on GitHub Jan 29, 2015
Internal ticket: MAGETWO-28241
Comment from piotrekkaminski, posted on GitHub May 10, 2016
This is currently not a priority but asked architects for evaluation.