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This page has quotes apparently from some authority at Sun
about why Java doesn't have macros.


This guy pretty much explicitly says that it would be too
dangerous to let Java users have anything so powerful.  This 
is the point that Jonathan Rees has made about languages
for "pack programming" 


and Michael Vanier about "LFMs" 


(which usage I notice continues to spread).

What they don't mention is how *hard* it would be to add macros
to a language with static typing, even if they wanted to.