Author ncoghlan
Recipients brett.cannon, eric.snow, ncoghlan, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2018-04-06.15:57:44
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While I like the idea of this change, the "partially initialized" addition is fairly subtle, and relatively easy to miss.

Perhaps append "(most likely due to a circular import)" to the partially initialized case?:

    AttributeError: partially initialized "module 'spam' has no attribute 'ham' (most likely due to a circular import).

Crucially, for folks encountering the error for the first time, that also introduces them to the main phrase they may want to search for: "circular import".

The "most likely" weasel wording stems from the fact that the problem won't always be with the circular import - they may have just straight up referenced the wrong module or the wrong attribute name, so the apparently circular import is an error.
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