Enable or disable & macro substitution
SET EMACROS ON | OFF | (<expL>)
The SET EMACROS command is synonymous with SET MACROS. If SET EMACROS is ON, & macros are substituted when command lines are read. If SET EMACROS is OFF, then no macro substitution is performed.
SET EMACROS OFF can be used to marginally accelerate program execution and also disable macro substitution in TEXT...ENDTEXT blocks.
By default, SET EMACROS is ON.
set emacros off text The & command is used to perform macro substitution of the contents of memory variables. endtext set emacros on