Visual COBOL and RM/COBOL differ in their treatment of the EXCEPTION STATUS clause during an ACCEPT statement.
The EXCEPTION STATUS values returned differ between the two COBOL languages. See
The ACCEPT Statement for a list of statuses returned in
Visual COBOL, the EXCEPTION STATUS value is undefined if the preceding CALL statement does not contain the ON EXCEPTION or ON OVERFLOW
phrase. In RM/COBOL, it will always return a value of zero in those cases.