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Answer: How do I find the memory used by a particular hash (NOT including perl itself)?

by crazyinsomniac (Prior)
on Jan 15, 2001 at 03:33 UTC ( #51824=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > programs and processes > How do I find the memory used by a particular hash (NOT including perl itself)? - Answer contributed by crazyinsomniac

The real size of a hash is os dependant right?
Is there a place like perlguts that talks about how hashes are stored on each os?
If so would ut be possible to calculate or 'estimate' the real size of a hash? Like 2k would be for the pointer and 'index' and x times the length of an $hash{'element'}.

If anyone knows these details please help out.

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