Since C# 3.0 we've had a similar facility in C#. This means an opportunity for another war.
I've started to see little object initialisation trees appearing in my code, and they start to look like a declarative internal DSL. I should post a real example some time. Anyway, this can only mean one thing: we need a snappy name for these things.
CSIL (pronounced "Cecil" in the American way):
C-Sharp Initialisation Language.
Ah well, it was just too perfect.
But not to be discouraged, I relaxed the rules so it just has to be a four letter acronym that sounds like a word, and went for:
COIL (pronounced "coil", amazingly):
C# Object Initialisation Language.
The beauty of this becomes apparent when you consider that we also need a way to describe those little islands of COIL that appear embedded in our C# programs.
They are called COILettes.