When comparing Sublime Linter vs Sublimerge, the Slant community recommends Sublime Linter for most people. In the question“What are the best plugins for Sublime Text?” Sublime Linter is ranked 7th while Sublimerge is ranked 30th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Helps you find errors in the code
Pro Supports pretty much every language
Pro Three-way diff allows easy merging of files
Pro Highlights intraline changes
Pro Built-in support for Git, Subversion and Mercurial commands
Sublimerge automatically integrates with your version control history, and lets you compare between revisions, branches, remotes, and the staging area.
Pro Can compare to clipboard contents
Con Tends to cause Sublime Text to run slowly
With Sublime Linter installed, dialog boxes warning that the plugin is running slowly can become a common occurrence, depending on the types of files you regularly work with.
Con Many default linters require installing Node.js
Con Cannot compare text within the same file
Sublimerge can only compare entire file diffs, but not two selections within a file. Comparing within files can be useful for example, by refactoring two similar functions to use a shared function. With Sublimerge, you need to copy the sections into two new temporary tabs and compare between the two. This can be cumbersome, as if you have another untitled file, you won't be able to know which one is which.