This variable is available for applications such as online transaction servers that call ACUCOBOL-GT through the C API. The default value is 0. With the default setting, the debugger launches when the debug_method flag in the C interface is set to 1. See Working with C and C++ Programs of A Guide to Interoperating with ACUCOBOL-GT for more information.

Set this variable to 1 to turn on the ACUCOBOL-GT debugger in an xterm window the first time you call the C interface. The debugger shuts down when the program that caused it to launch shuts down.