- It's very easy to write and modify. (We believe in promoting this as a collaborative project, so maximizing the number of people who can get involved seems more important than maximizing speed or efficiency of the code.)
- It runs in most environments (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- You know you've been meaning to get into Python for a while and this is a good excuse to play with it. A C++, Java or Perl programmer can get into Python in a couple of hours. And Smalltalk programmers will love it.
...but some of us do not really program at all... is programming ability = an exclusion zone?
- no, all comments and criticisms are welcome, if you know something's wrong, or even suspect it might be, or suspect we haven't thought of something. These can be just as useful. (WeNeedYourCriticism) -- PhilJones