access variables from one Python session to another on the same machine?

Reckoner reckoner at
Tue Jun 10 03:57:22 CEST 2008

On Jun 9, 5:23 pm, "Daniel Fetchinson" <fetchin... at>
> > Suppose I have two different command windows going on the same
> > machine, each running their own Python interpreters.
> > Is it possible to access the variables in one of the interpreter-
> > sessions from the other?
> > It turns out I have limited control over one of the sessions (i.e.
> > cannot control all the code that is run from there), but complete
> > control over the other.
> > I get the feeling this has been asked before, but I'm not sure how to
> > pose the question in such a way that it would show up on a search.
> > It's confusing.
> Depending on what 'limited control' means, the simplest choice would
> be writing stuff to a plain text file from the master and reading it
> from the slave. This may or may not work depending on your environment
> though.
> Cheers,
> Daniel
> --
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This disk-writing approach seems to be simplest & less intrusive.
Thanks! I'll try it.

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