imported var not being updated

Alex Hall mehgcap at
Tue Mar 9 05:22:27 CET 2010

Hello all:
I have a project with many pyw files. One file holds a variable and a
function that I find myself using across many other pyw files, so I
called it helpers.pyw. The variable is "mostRecent", which is a string
and is meant to hold a string so I know what the program most recently
output; in all the other pyw files, every time the program outputs
something, I include the line
where output is a string and helpers has been imported.

The problem is that mostRecent does not seem to be updated at all, and
I cannot figure out why. I declare it with empty quotes initially, but
the program should keep updating it. Everytime I go to see what its
value is, though, it is still apparently empty. Here is a basic

import helpers

def something():
  output="I am the most recently output string!"
#end def

from helpers import mostRecent

print(mostRecent) #prints nothing

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Thanks!!

Have a great day,
Alex (msg sent from GMail website)
mehgcap at;

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