COBOL Debug RTS Switch

An RTS switch dynamically activates the debugging code inserted by your COBOL system. This switch cannot be addressed in the program; it is controlled outside the COBOL environment. If the switch is on, the effects of any USE FOR DEBUGGING statements written in the source program are permitted. If the switch is off, all the effects described in the USE FOR DEBUGGING statement are inhibited. Re-creation of the object code is not required to provide or take away this facility.

The object time switch has no effect on the execution of the object program if the WITH DEBUGGING MODE clause was not specified in the source program.