Problem with modules refering to each other

Karl Putland kperacles at
Sun Aug 8 10:18:26 EDT 1999


I agree with Klaus.  About the imports. one thing to do might be to refer to the other module only from def or class statements.

Phil Hunt <philh at> wrote in message news:934075710snz at
> I have two python modules, both of which need to refer to classes 
> defined in the other one. How do I do this? 
> I am currently putting at the start of each module a line of the form:
>    from theOtherModule import *
> However, this is not working. My modules -- greatly simplified -- look
> like this:
>    from hhh import *
>    ti = AnHhhClass()
>    print ti
from hhh import *

def make_ti()
    ti = AnHhhClass()
    print "inside make_ti():", ti
    return ti    # If you need it outside of this function

# self test
if __name__ == '__main__':
    ti = make_ti()
    print "outside at module:", ti
> and:
>    from bak import *
>    class AnHhhClass: pass
> When I run ``python'', I get the error message 
> ``NameError: AnHhhClass''.
> -- 
> Phil Hunt....philh at

Karl Putland
kperacles at

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