Store a variable permanently

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Fri Mar 1 11:19:22 CET 2013


----- Original Message -----
> So i have a variable called funds that i want to store the value of
> even after the program is exited. My funds variable holds the total
> value of funds i have. I add a certain number of funds each time i
> run the program by entering how much i want to add. How would i
> store the funds variable to keep its value?
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> 

Hi,

I would serialize the data.

http://docs.python.org/2/library/pickle.html

funds=5
pickle.dump(funds, 'funds.pickle')

# to reload funds:

funds = pickle.load('funds.pickle')


The good thing with pickle is that it serializes a lot of things, see the "What can be pickled" section of the doc.


JM


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