# random
why should I have an
folder in my repository if Mike on my team uses Sublime and Joe uses Eclipse? how would the folder benefit them? Any Maven/Gradle project can be reimported by IntelliJ from sources without the
folder. It contains no information that can't be reconstructed from sources.
it only benefits other IDEA users. It contains things like project-specific inspections, code styles, etc, that cannot be reconstructed from the sources just by importing in IntelliJ. If they could be reconstructed during the import process, why would JetBrains recommend including them in the repo?