So this is an _old_ thread, I just hit the problem again, just thought
I'd get the workaround on the record if anyone hits it again as I just
To fix the "Symbol's value as variable is void: old-assoc" problem
when debugging with JDE in xemacs/cygwin, edit the file jde-dbs.el,
and replace the six uses of 'assoc' as a _variable_ with some other
Then load jde into your xemacs and do (jde-compile-jde), and the
problem will be fixed.
Or rather, that for sure fixes the problem when it occurs when trying
to clear a breakpoint, which is the way I hit it.
I observe that the string old-assoc also appears in the following elc
jde-bug.elc, jde-db.elc, jde-jdb.elc
which all also use 'assoc' as a local variable.
It may well be that these should also be edited.
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