setstate problem with list, different problem with multi-line text fields

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setstate problem with list, different problem with multi-line text fields

-- plua2test.lua
local t = {"list1","list2"}
msgList = gui.list(6,25,t)
if(msgList == nil) then

while 1 do
    ev,id,idx = gui.event()
    if ev == appStop then

I run this once, I get a list with two items on it along with the word
"nil" printed on it.  I quit and run it a second time, I get
memo:/plua2test.lua:8:bad argument #1 to `setstate`(number expected,
got no value).  Often, my palm resets.

I'm running on a Treo 600.  Just now I ran it 5 times, I got the error
each time.  I ran it one more time, I got a list with "nil" printed
next to it.  Finally I ran it again and my phone reset.

I tried taking out the "local" on the t.  I tried declaring the list
with a size of 2 instead of 6.  Neither thing worked.

Also, when I attempt to create a text field with more than one line,
it fills up the rest of my screen with many more lines than I declared.

Any help on these things would be appreciated.  I would really like to
program something useful using this language.

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