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import time
def get_elements():
elements = []
for i in range (0,10000):
elements.append("x"*10240)
# return a list of 10.000 items, each of 10KB...
return elements
characters_count = 0
my_elements=get_elements()
# in this moment, our program has a memory footprint of more than 100MB!!!
for i in my_elements:
characters_count = characters_count + len(i)
print(characters_count)
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