It looks pretty sweet; you create a script and static methods in the script can be listener methods. Also, by using the correct method names (say,
pageBeginRender), you script's static methods will be invoked at the right times. Also, static listener methods.
I think Hani had a diatribe not long about about flexibility. However, one of the core features of Tapestry is how it is divided into subsystems, precisely to provide this kind of flexibility ... such as changing the very nature of the framework! For the vast majority of users, that flexibility is masked as unnecessary complexity (which is probably the root of Hani's blog-arrhea). But often, that complexity is a reflection of a far reaching vision. Tapestry has always supported the notion that some pages or components would not be files in the WAR, but would be located from an external source, or even created dynamically at runtime. The bridge code that allows Groovy scripts to act like pages is one offshoot of that vision.