Thanks, Ernie. I added the suggested line to the top of the specified routine, then rebuilt the macro library. Now when I start MEW, it has only 2 items on the menu bar: Run a macro, and Exit. I removed the offending line in help.s and tried to rebuild the macro library again, but now CMacWin flashes an error screen too quick to read and aborts. It’s been years since I’ve written CMac code, and I really was not planning a refresher course in it right now. All I wanted was for my text editor to work.
Does anybody else think that it’s bizarre that a clean install of the next-to-most-recent version of a commercial program apparently requires that the user patch it before help works? I wonder if it’s time to switch to a more widely used and carefully maintained editor?