How to pass a global variable to a module?

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Tue Sep 29 19:39:39 CEST 2009

Mars creature wrote:
> Dear Python users,
>   I just start to use python and love this language. I met this
> problem when I try to save my functions in a separate file.
> The question is how I can pass a global variable to a function which
> is saved in another file. If I save the function I defined in the same
> file with the main program, there is no problem after I declare the
> global variable. But problem comes out when I save all the function is
> a separate file. Help is very much appreciated! Thanks!
> Jinbo
Do not use global variable, that's evil !


myVar = 'foo'

import file1

print file1.myVar
 >>> 'foo'

file1.myVar = 'bar'
print file1.myVar
 >>> 'bar'

Keep your variables ordered on their shelf.


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