I would like to be able to run regular c projects in PROS, however, it wants the cross GCC compiler. Is there a specific GCC compiler that is necessary? Also, eclipse normally needs CDT installed to do c. While I know we can write c code in PROS, does that mean CDT is actually installed?
You need to replace the $CC when you build other projects to the arm gcc in the toolchain pros uses
You will probably have linking issues depending on what you are doing
If you wish to write normal C projects (not interfacing with the Vex Cortex) I would highly recommend CLion from Jetbrains. It is a fantastic cross platform IDE that simply requires MinGW or Cygwin. Best part about it too is that if you have a .edu email address you can get the student license for free.