Debugging provides a means by which the user can describe the conditions under which procedures are to be monitored during the execution of the object program.
The ANSI Debug Module is classed as an obsolete element in the ANSI'85 standard and is scheduled to be deleted from the next full revision of the ANSI Standard.
All dialects in this COBOL implementation fully support this syntax. The FLAGSTD directive can be used to detect all occurrences of this syntax.
Although it is a part of the standard COBOL definition, this module is explicitly excluded from the X/Open COBOL language definitions and should not be used in a conforming X/Open COBOL source program.