Yes, merge feature is bogus. I could not get it to work at all whatsoever. I could not even get any errors, It simply acts as though it does nothing.
I've tested XML copy/pasting data from my map into my mod using sc2.components and xml. Everything works perfectly, including txt and names.
I have no need of copying data, but I tested this to learn about it.
The XML data is no longer in alphabetical order as compared to the original XML. Converting the components back into a mod, saving, re-converting into compenents does not return the original alphabetatical order.
1. Does the alphabetical order matter? Will there be problems later?
2. In other words, the whole thing seems 'hacky' and possibly buggy. True?
3. I only know basic XML editing so. So, It should continue to work fine, but I'm not sure.