On Sep 27, 2009, at 10:49 , Nobuyoshi Nakada wrote:

> Hi,
>
> At Sat, 26 Sep 2009 21:00:23 +0900,
> Ryan Davis wrote in [ruby-core:25794]:
>>> What's lib/gauntlet_rubygems.rb?  It requires 'gauntlet' which
>>> isn't bundled, and seems a command rather than a library.  I
>>> guess it should be removed.
>>
>> It is a plugin to my gauntlet gem. It is more of a brute force test.
>> It downloads ALL the latest gems and iterates through them (unpacked)
>> and runs the plugin. It should NOT be run with the other tests as it
>> can take several hours depending on the plugin.
>
> Then, why does that a plugin to a separate gem need to be
> bundled with ruby core?  Shouldn't it be a part of that gem or
> a separate gem?

My guess is it was done simply because it made syncing up rubygems  
easier.