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<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE sconsdoc [
    <!ENTITY % scons SYSTEM "../scons.mod">
    %scons;
]>

<section id="sect-summary"
         xmlns="http://www.scons.org/dbxsd/v1.0"
         xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.scons.org/dbxsd/v1.0/scons.xsd scons.xsd">
<title>Summary</title>

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  <para>

    This paper has introduced &SCons;, a next-generation build tool
    with a modular, embeddable architecture and a direct Python
    interface. &SCons; has a global view of the dependencies in a source
    tree, uses MD5 signatures to decide if derived files are out of date,
    and automatically scans files for dependencies, all of which make &SCons;
    builds exceptionally reliable. The &SCons; development methodology has
    been described, notable for its emphasis on automated regression
    testing to ensure a robust and reliable tool from day one. Several
    future directions for &SCons; have also been discussed.

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</section>