export compile settings - please advise


Today I realise that a lot of my difficulties are to be resolved in the compile settings.
So in order to get a better grip on myself, but also with the idea of being able to post to the forum and ask for advice, I set out to see if I could do a simple export to e.g. csv…

But it seems my digging is a bit too deep…

It appears that the compile settings will export to plist format. (Wonder what it will be on win machines?)
Having a look at it I also realise that, while maybe a good idea, this seems to be a little exaggerated.
Can anyone comment on this?
Are there tools to easily compare these plist files?