Solving circular import problems with Python code

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I keep bumping into circular import problems. While some say it's a symptom of bad design, I'm not wholly sure I agree. Some systems are just really complex. Not everything can be refactored into a pretty little UML diagram.

Anyhow, there's a link on daily python url to Victor Ng's blog entry on his experience with circular import problems with Python. The comments of that blog entry are wonderfully enlightening.

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