caught in the import web again

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Tue Nov 18 02:20:55 CET 2014


Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> Wrote in message:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Dave Angel <davea at davea.name> wrote:

>> In a module that might get tangled in a cycle, avoid global code
>>  that depends on other modules.  Instead of putting such
>>  initialization at top level, put inside a function that gets
>>  called after all suspect imports are completed. (That function
>>  has global keywords ).
> 
> If the problem is that one of those modules would import the current
> module, then "after all suspect imports are completed" basically means
> after the current module has finished importing. So what would be
> responsible for calling such a function?
> 

If one builds a set of modules that cannot avoid recursive
 imports, then one can ask the code that imports it to make a call
 after importing. Or all that is needed to avoid exposing the mess
 is that the top level not be part of the loops.

-- 
DaveA




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