External Floating-Point (EFP)

The format of external floating-point (EFP) items is compatible with IBM DOS/VS COBOL. However, ACUCOBOL-GT will accept it even if it is not in the IBM DOS/VS compatibility mode.

Note: If a command-line option, such as "-Z4", is used to force the compiler to generate code for external floating-point items for a version of ACUCOBOL-GT prior to Version 5.0, then the compiler issues an "invalid picture" error.