"The Jepp project, which lets you use Python to access Java
objects, has just packaged its 2.0 release, with added javax.script
support, a new import feature, and other improvements.
"Other scripting projects for Java suffer from problems such as
slow interpretation, excessive bugs, or the need for an extensive
knowledge of Java. By contrast, Python is a great language to give
to former Visual Basic programmers. It's well-documented, mature,
and quick to learn..."