environment.rb ruby path issue

I'm attempting to add a path to my rails app by adding the line :
        config.load_paths += %W( #{RAILS_ROOT}/new_path )
to my config/environments/development.rb file. For some reason rails
doesn't seem to be picking up the module located in this path, however
when I add that same line to my config/environment.rb file the module
loads up fine. I am definitely running under the dev environment and i
am editing the correct rb file as far as I can tell. Any ideas?

Thanks.

Ed wrote:

I'm attempting to add a path to my rails app by adding the line :
        config.load_paths += %W( #{RAILS_ROOT}/new_path )
to my config/environments/development.rb file. For some reason rails
doesn't seem to be picking up the module located in this path, however
when I add that same line to my config/environment.rb file the module
loads up fine. I am definitely running under the dev environment and i
am editing the correct rb file as far as I can tell. Any ideas?

Thanks.

I don't think you can use an environment-specific initializer. The
initializer defined in environment.rb is run before any
environment-specific code.

See
http://toolmantim.com/article/2006/12/27/environments_and_the_rails_initialisation_process,
the section titled "Rails::Initializer.run and per-environment configs".

I see. Let me explain what I'm trying to do any maybe you have some
advice. I've got two ruby modules that have the same name and same
functionality but are implemented differently. I'd like one of them to
be loaded by ruby depending on the environment. I don't want to make
any changes to config/environment.rb and would like to keep
environment specific changes confined to config/environments/*.rb.
What should I be doing to accomplish this?

Thanks a lot.