Gradle always creates .gradle subdirectory in current directory

Navigate to a subdirectory of your project and start Gradle without arguments (e.g. to have a daemon running):

$ gradle

Observe that it creates .gradle subdirectory in the current directory. As a result, if you launch it from various places, your filetree gets polluted with useless .gradle everywhere.

Note that this newly created .gradle contains only a couple of empty subdirectories and no files at all, i.e. it doesn’t appear to be really needed for anything.

Tested with Gradle 2.7 and 2.8.

Thanks. I’ve raised for this.