I'm along the way of writing a custom component together with some custom modules in Joomla 1.7 and i'm getting trouble determining the way i may use function inside my component within my custom modules. I'd rather not duplicate these characteristics due to there being an excellent possibility of individuals escaping . of sync when changes are created.

Can One just incorporate a file to obtain access to individuals functions?

Thanks!

Shure. You could do that inside modules:

require_once (JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR.DS.'components'.DS.'com_mycompo'.DS.'helpers'.DS.'helper.php');

after which

$settings = & MyHelper::myHelperFunction();