The READY TRACE Statement

General Format


General Rules

  1. The COBOL Compiler directive TRACE must be set to on to allow execution of the statement. When the directive is not set, READY TRACE is documentary only.
  2. VSC2  READY TRACE is accepted, but is treated as documentary only.


The READY TRACE statement is a debugging feature which causes each section and paragraph name subsequently reached to appear on the screen in order of execution.