Circular import error in Objective C
This morning I was treacherously bitten in the butt by a circular import error. In order to help you avoid this same kind of error I am summarizing my findings.
#import best practices to avoid circular errors in Objective C
An #import in your header causes that header to be imported into every file which imports your header, causing slower compiles, possibly unwanted namespace pollution, and a circular import error. The general guideline is that if you can put it in your .m file, then you should.
You can use forward declarations (@class & @protocol) in your header file to avoid theses issues in all situations except for inheritance. If you are inheriting from a certain class, just adding a @class in the header wont cut the mustard. In this case, you must import its header file.