When comparing The Platinium Searcher (pt) vs vimgrep, the Slant community recommends The Platinium Searcher (pt) for most people. In the question“What are the best open source tools for searching source code?” The Platinium Searcher (pt) is ranked 7th while vimgrep is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Works with Atom
Pro Fully configurable
Can define specific configuration in each directory using
Writing fully in Go.
Pro Very fast
3–5× faster than ack. Slightly faster than ag.
Pro Built in to Vim
You don't need to install any plugins to use vimgrep, it comes built in to vim.
Pro Supports extented regular expressions
Using the \v string at the start of the pattern enables magic (extended regular expressions)
Con No package for standard Linux distribution
Con Slower than external grep solutions
External grep programs can be much faster