getting the size of an object

filox filox_realmmakniovo at
Mon Jun 18 21:48:36 CEST 2007

"Brett Hoerner" <bretthoerner at> wrote in message 
news:1182182932.947333.251020 at
> On Jun 18, 11:07 am, "filox" <filox_realmmakni... at> wrote:
>> is there a way to find out the size of an object in Python? e.g., how 
>> could
>> i get the size of a list or a tuple?
> "Size" can mean a lot of things,
> len(my_list)
> len(my_tuple)
> Although I have the feeling you mean "how many bytes does this object
> take in memory" - and I believe the short answer is no.

is there a long answer? what i want is to find out the number of bytes the 
object takes up in memory (during runtime). since python has a lot of 
introspection mechanisms i thought that should be no problem...

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