SCons offers a robust and feature-rich design for an SC-build
tool. With a Build Engine based on the proven design of
the Cons utility, it offers increased simplification of the
user interface for unsophisticated users with the addition
of the "do-the-right-thing"
method, increased flexibility for sophisticated users with the
Scanner objects, a mechanism to
allow tool-masters (and users) to share working construction
environments, and embeddability to provide reliable dependency
management in a variety of environments and interfaces.