Memory footpring of python objects

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Wed Apr 22 11:30:32 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:24 AM, BlueBird <phil at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a program that manages several thousands instances of one
> object. To reduce memory
> consumption, I want of course that specific object to have the
> smallest memory footpring possible.
> I have a few ideas that I want to experiment with, like using
> __slots__, using a tuple or using a dict. My
> question is: how do I know the memory footprint of a given python
> object ? I could not find any
> builtin functions for this in the documentation.

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