In Section 56.4, “Initialization”, there is the following sentence in the paragraph that describes the automatic search for the “settings.gradle” file: >The auto search for a settings file does only work for multi-project builds with a physical hierarchical or flat layout. For a flat layout you must additionally obey to the naming convention described above.
Just to be clear, the only thing that resembles a “naming convention” described above this is the reference to looking for a project named “master”. Is this the only thing this is referring to?
Assuming this is true, I would assume that “obey” is a little strong, as I believe it is also possible to simply put the “settings.gradle” in the parent directory, instead of having a “master” project as a peer of all the other projects in the multi-project build. On the other hand, would this now not be a “flat layout” and would confuse it, or what?