How Can I Access a variably from a coroutine?

Well the thing is, Im working on pathfind with a tutorial I found online, and the waypoints are getting added in the coroutine, and I need to access the variable “currentwaypoint” which is defined in the coroutine

 public IEnumerator FollowPath()
{
      Vector3 currentWayPoint = path[0];
   

        while (true)
        {
            if (transform.position == currentWayPoint)
            {
                targetIndex++;

                if (targetIndex >= path.Length)
                {
                    targetIndex = 0;

                    path = new Vector3[0];

                    reached = true;
                 
                    yield break;
                }
                reached = false;
                currentWayPoint = path[targetIndex];
                lastDir = (currentWayPoint - transform.position).normalized;

            }                
            transform.position = Vector3.MoveTowards(transform.position, currentWayPoint, speed * Time.deltaTime);
            transform.rotation = Quaternion.Euler(0, 0, GetAngle(currentWayPoint));
            fov.SetAngle(GetAngle(currentWayPoint));

        yield return null;
        }

but when I do is as adding the “lastDir” variable which is defined outside the Coroutine, it returns only 0,0,0 which is its default value I guess.

So what I need is to access this variables value as it updates in the loop

thanks in advance

You should be able to access lastDir fine from outside the co-routine. I think the problem is lastDir is never having its value updated because if (transform.position == currentWayPoint) is never going to return true. There are very few cases where you can get away with checking whether floating point values are equal. In this case, you want to give it a small radius to check within, something like if (Vector3.Distance(transform.position, currentWayPoint) <= 0.2f). Hopefully this will give you better results. If you are still getting the same results I recommend adding some Debug.Logs to verify that the lastDir variable is actually being updated.