Question about sub-packages

Frank Millman frank at
Tue Feb 28 07:44:48 EST 2012

"Frank Millman" <frank at> wrote in message 
news:jii0vo$36t$1 at
> Hi all
> This is a follow-up to my recent question about circular imports, but on a 
> different subject, hence the new thread.
> If this makes sense, my next thought was, where is the best place to put 
> this API. Then I thought, why not put it in the of the 
> sub-package? Then all that the users of the package have to do is import 
> the package, and then place calls on it directly.
> I did a quick test and it seems to work. Is this a good idea, or are there 
> any downsides?

Answering my own question again ...

The one-liner API concept *may* be a good idea - still waiting for some 
feedback on that.

But putting them into is not a good idea, as I run into some 
subtle 'circular import' problems again. I don't fully understand the 
conditions under which it fails, but that is unimportant, as my objective is 
to avoid circular imports altogether.

I have created a module called '' and put them in there, and that 
seems to work (for now...).


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