When comparing Terminal.app vs JSLint, the Slant community recommends JSLint for most people. In the question“What are the best plugins for Sublime Text?” JSLint is ranked 17th while Terminal.app is ranked 30th. The most important reason people chose JSLint is:
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Default terminal on Mac
Since it is already installed by default, you don't need to worry about finding and installing another terminal.
Pro Great compatibility
Works with everything.
Pro Easily open man pages
By right clicking on a highlighted string you can easily search through the man pages for that string and the man page will open in a nice pop up window.
Pro Excellent xterm emulation support
Terminal has nice colors and font options.
Pro Light on System Resources
Terminal.app lighter uses less system resources than iTerm having the same number of windows, tabs and processes going on.
Pro Enforces a very high standard
Pro No setup required
JSLint comes preconfigured and ready to be used.
Con Updates are released rarely
Terminal usually gets an update when any new MacOS version is released, which is every couple of years.
Con Background images are stretched rather than clipped
Con Occasionally freezes
This application occasionally freezes.
Con Tab names are volatile
The tab names never stick -- it's imperative that this should work.
Con No highlighting when searching
Doesn't highlight all search result instances.
Con Home and End keys require shift being pressed
Con Occasionally crashes
Working remotely with a full buffer may cause complete terminal app crash.
Con Highly opinionated
JSLint has a very strict, dogmatic ruleset that cannot be changed or warnings turned off. So much so that rarely any code will pass JSLint tests. It's reasonable to evaluate if all warning are worth changing.
Con Difficult to know which rule is causing which error
Since you can't edit the rules and it's not programmed in a way to display the rule that's being broken, it's difficult to understand which rule has been broken.