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We do the same thing:

  (make :a 1 :b 2 :c 3)
which macroexpands into a plist in CL and {a:1, b:2, c:3} in JS. I've grown to like this idiom a lot. Yeah, you have to type OBJ or MAKE or whatever but in return you get something that integrates completely smoothly with the rest of the language.

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