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Author loewis
Recipients cvrebert, docs@python, eric.snow, jcea, loewis, meador.inge, pitrou, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2012-07-29.16:18:04
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rhettinger: users frequently need sys.getsizeof. See, for example,
[and so on]

In what cases, do you think, it generates meaningless results? I find the results for the shared-keys dictionary quite meaningful and natural.

sys.getsizeof is certainly CPython-specific. However, __sizeof__ is not just an implementation detail of sys.getsizeof, just as __len__ is not an implementation detail of len(). Authors of extension types are supposed to implement it if object.__sizeof__ is incorrect.
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