Why does gradle exit when run with "--status"?

Hi, when I run “gradlew --status clean” in my gradle project, the daemon status information is printed but the clean task is not executed. I assume this behavior is intentional, since “–status” is listed as a “standalone command”.

However, I find it rather annoying that I have to run 2 commands when I just want the daemon status to be printed out before the tasks are run. Does anybody know why --status has been designed like that? I’m inclined to open a feature request to change that behavior, but as this seems to be such an obvious inconveniance, it probably won’t be accepted anyway.