So I’m setting my window array initially to an empty array @Windowlist =  and then storing it as an attribute. When I save the file and then restart SketchUp and re-open the file I notice that the empty array is now “nil” and for some reason I can’t seem to set the variable back to an empty array, very strange behaviour.
Yes, this is a bug. The strange thing (if I remember correctly) is that the empty Array can still be fetched within the same SU session as it was set. I struggled with this for eitehr my railroad system or townhouse system some years back. I think I worked around it by adding
||  after the method reading the attribute, or by passing empty array as default value to attribute_read.
Of what class are the object item references in the
@Windowlist array ?
I’m not even sure how to answer that question.
When the array is filled it looks something like this: [“window1”, “window2”, “window3”]
So it is just an array of window caption strings ?
Yes, just simple text entries so that I can keep track of the number of windows in a wall panel and also have a name to associate with a nested group.
I hate to hijack my own thread but a related problem I am trying to figure out in Ruby is how to easily sort an array of values from lowest to highest (numeric value) and also create a list of the keys in sorted order that reference these numeric values in a separate hash. I’m probably not explaining this one right.
Ah okay. I was thinking display window like dialog window, not “window” window.
A workaround might be to save your attribute as JSON text.
ary_str = .to_json ary_str.inspect "" # write ary_str to dictionary # read it back into an array ... a = JSON.parse(ary_str)
If my array is empty I just don’t attempt to store it as an attribute that seems to have avoided the issue all together. What a pain in the butt though, it had me pulling my hair out trying to figure out why the whole environment was getting unstable and why the problem only surfaced if I saved and the restarted SketchUp.
Some attribute oddities go away if you wrap the value into an object literal/hash. I don’t know if it might help here.
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