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

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Tue Jun 10 02:23:28 CEST 2008

> 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

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