When comparing Sublime Linter vs FileDiffs, 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 FileDiffs is ranked 40th.
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Pro Helps you find errors in the code
Pro Supports pretty much every language
Pro Easily compare arbitrary code sections
FileDiffs allows you to compare any arbitrary text through multiple commands:
- Compare the current file or selection with any other file via a file select menu
- Compare the current file or selection file with previously selected tab or window or panel
- Compare the current file or selection with your clipboard
- Compare between two selections through Sublime Text's multi-select feature
Pro Allows you to open diffs in external diff tool
Instead of creating a new tab with the diff in it, you can tell FileDiffs to open the diff in an external diff tool for side by side comparison and other features.
Pro Command pallet integration
In addition to providing shortcut commands for custom shortcuts, FileDiffs adds new command pallet entries. If you don't use diffs often enough to warrant memorizing a new shortcut command, the command pallet provides a quick and easy way to access the plugin.
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 Doesn't have side by side comparison
After running FileDiffs, it creates a new diff file in a new tab, which doesn't have the benefit of showing the diffs in context. However, it is possible to open the diff in an external diff tool instead of creating a new tab.