Finding size of Variable

Tim Chase python.list at
Tue Feb 4 20:29:46 CET 2014

On 2014-02-04 14:21, Dave Angel wrote:
> To get the "total" size of a list of strings,  try (untested):
> a = sys.getsizeof (mylist )
> for item in mylist:
>     a += sys.getsizeof (item)

I always find this sort of accumulation weird (well, at least in
Python; it's the *only* way in many other languages) and would write
it as

  a = getsizeof(mylist) + sum(getsizeof(item) for item in mylist)


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