avoid import short-circuiting

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 17:49:17 CET 2012

I started the following small project:


because I would like to find out what exactly depends on what at 
run-time, using an import hook.

It works quite well for small examples but the main problem is that once 
a module is imported
it's added to sys.modules and then it doesn't go through the import hook 

I tried to mess around with sys.modules but it might not be a good idea, 
and it leads to easy
infinite loops.
Is there a good way to achieve this?
I guess I could do the loop detection myself, but that should not be too 


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