well, the project is quite old (last update from 2003) and quite beta or gamma state...
But, imagine writing microcontroller programs in a nice & simple scripting language like python instead of C?
Do I see any geeks with glowing eyes now?
Ok, here you go: http://www.python.org/pycon/papers/pymite/
It's called pymite and it needs 15kB of flash and 4 kB of RAM, so it's nothing for current arduino boards.
But an Atmega128, for what it's developed, gives plenty of playground space...
What are the thoughts of arduino developers on using a simpler language than C?