The Uncompile and Set Runtime Commands

You can execute the source version of a program that has been compiled. You can do this either by "uncompiling" the program (UNCOMPILE command), or by setting the RUNTIME option to OFF (SET RUNTIME command). These two commands are described below.

UNCOMPILE has no effect on the disk file that contains the compiled version of the program, but prevents the file from being used.

Normally RUNTIME is ON, and, when a compiled version of an application program is available, the compiled version is executed.

When RUNTIME is set OFF, the compiled versions of all affected application programs are ignored. RUNTIME can affect all application programs subsequently executed, or only those called from the current procedure.