Vertex Weights from Script?

Vertex Weights from Script?

Is it possible to modify vertex weights by script? The vertex weight painting tool is very tedious to use, and I would like to write a script which can set the vertex weight for a selection of polygons to a specific value.

This would be be very handy for rigging machinery, where most vertex weights are either 0 or 1, and attached to a single bone.
I'm sorry but that isn't possible yet. But access to vertex weights is the next Javascript API enhancement which is on my todo list.

So, was the ability to access to vertex weights ever added? I've spent several days experimenting with the javascript API trying to figure out how to access the weights values but, so far, I haven't been able to figure out how...