Native code compilation
32- and 64-bit types
Works out-of-box, built-in IDE
Superseded by Midnight C
EasyC is a programming language for the VEX Cortex. It initially appears to sport a drag-and-drop interface designed for beginners, but hides a full C text editor and compiler underneath that can compile to native code for the Cortex.
Native code compilation (thus fast execution)
Built-in library is a good compromise between ease of use and granularity
VEX-supported with strong community following, especially among high school teams
IDE integrates firmware updates, code authoring, compilation, and flashing into one program
Extensive documentation and help files
Not all C features are available, including pointers and the standard library. However, the early versions of Midnight C are completely backwards-compatible with EasyC and unlock said functionality
Not free and works only on Windows
Advanced C editor has been somewhat neglected and does not feature code completion
Flash utility does not cooperate with powered programming adapters.
Low-level code performance poor, with buggy library functions and unpredictable timing Jitter
BLRS (Purdue SIGBots)