Ok. I can work with this. No, there's no hint of 'use strict' anywhere in the code. Yes, when I followed the execution path of the 'Add Transaction' menu option, I ended up with about 10 xemacs buffers opened, but it does work. I think i'm going to make small changes here and there until we decide if this is what we're going to go with.
On a side note, I missed Leon Redbone playing at the Alladdin last Sunday which makes me sad. What made me feel a little better was when I was in Walgreens tonight and I saw in the school supplies section a Big Chief. Those of us who went through gradeschool in the early 80's in the US might have used them. I always used to get frustrated with them because when you try to erase something with a pencil, the eraser would develop a film of Big Chief paper after a few strokes and you would have to scrape it off. I dont know why grainy low quality paper makes me miss being in gradeschool but at the moment it does. Probably a good indication that I should sleep.