I propose a small change on the "from"-import behavior. Currently there are two ways to import a module name foo from bar. Namely "import foo.bar as bar" and "from foo import bar". The main problem with the second is that it will not work in every situation.
Modules are registered with their names in sys.modules before the import but become and attribute of their parent after. This leads to the surprising behavior that "from foo.bar import baz" works but "from foo import bar" not until the foo.bar module finished setting up.
This behavior is especially surprising if you have circular dependencies and you notice that your imports work properly if you import a specific module before another one and will fail if you import it afterwards although it doesn't seem like that should make any difference.
My proposal is that "from foo import bar" returns sys.modules["foo.bar"] if this one exists and the foo.bar attribute lookup failed.
If a test case is needed I can attach one later on.