Rails 2.3.2 - template question

Simplest of template files, tst.rb, contains:

PROJECT_NAME = File.basename(RAILS_ROOT)
run 'echo ' + PROJECT_NAME

Running command "rails tst -m ~/Rails_Tools/tst.rb" produces:

      create
      create app/controllers
      .
      .
      create log/development.log
      create log/test.log
    applying template: /Users/rick/RailsTools/tst.rb
Anonymous modules have no name to be referenced by

Then, cd tst and running command "rake rails:template LOCATION=~/
Rails_Tools/tst.rb" produces:

(in /Users/rick/tst)
    applying template: /Users/rick/RailsTools/tst.rb
   executing echo tst from /Users/rick/tst
     applied /Users/rick/RailsTools/tst.rb

Why the different behavior - what changes between rails runtime
environment and rake runtime environment?

Rick

nevermind...

I just realized that I'm asking rails to answer a question about an
environment that it's in the process of creating. That won't work.