Niklas Frykholm wrote:
> [Erik Terpstra]:
> 
>>>>Is there some method that tells me how much memory a certain object
>>>>consumes?
>>>
>>>String: 4 long + 1 pointer + the length of your string in bytes * 1 char
>>>Fixnum: 2 long + 1 int
>>>Array:  4 long + 1 pointer + the length of your array * 1 pointer 
>>
>>Hmmm thanks, but I'm affraid that doesn't really help me when I want to 
>>know the memory consumption of a DOM tree for example.
> 
> 
> I guess
> 
> 	Marshal.dump(object).size
> 
> would give you a rough estimate. If you want something more precise
> you will probably have to write a recursive function based on the
> above and Object#instance_variables.

Thanks for the help.

    Erik.