How to compare project files?

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Is there a utility to give a meaningful comparison of two project files?

I say "meaningful" because, even though they are plain-text files, Atmel Studio seems to make no effort to keep the content in any consistent order - so "normal" text comparison utilities fall over because, even though the files may be equivalent, the content is "shuffled"

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I wrote:
Atmel Studio seems to make no effort to keep the content in any consistent order

A cynic might say that it appears to make efforts to ensure that the content is not in any consistent order :!:

:x

Eclipse seems much the same

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Wonder if this might work...

http://diffxml.sourceforge.net/

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Certainly looks worth investigating - thanks!

In fact, in the linked blog, someone asks essentially my question:

http://www.adrianmouat.com/bit-b...

(see the 1st comment - John Knottenbelt, May 20th, 2009 at 10:07 pm)

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