Size of an object in memory?

Fernando Pérez fperez528 at
Wed Nov 14 16:25:11 CET 2001

Michael Hudson wrote:

> Fernando Pérez <fperez528 at> writes:
>> Is there any way (at runtime, dynamically) to obtain the size in
>> bytes of a given object in memory?
> Didn't we do this a few days ago?  See this thread:
> but, in short, no, and you don't really want to know.

Sorry to bug, but I'm new to the list and I'm not sure which thread you're 
talking about. If I hit the link you provide I get a blank in google. Could 
you repost the correct link if you have it handy?

>> Since multiple names may be bound to the same object, is it possible
>> to obtain the size of the underlying object and a list of all other
>> names bound to it?
> Not easily.  Or maybe not at all.  Oh, hang on: see gc.get_referents.
> This may be new in Python 2.2, though.

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it when I get 2.2 on.



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