Naming Dilemma

I need your help.

I’m implementing something in Chef and cannot come up with a good term for it. It’s the ability to scale a recipe (double, triple, halve, etc.). I have it implemented in such a way that you basically get a temporary, non-editable, non-savable version of the recipe with the amounts changed as desired.

Before implementing it, I referred to them as Scaled Recipes, but now that the framework is in place for more such temporary modifications I’ve taken to referring to them as Virtual Recipes. I think that would confuse some people, am I right? Do any of you have any other suggestions? If so, please leave comments or email me (






3 responses to “Naming Dilemma”

  1. Dave Avatar

    You should call them virtual buckets of synergy. People will get what’s going on.


  2. EJ Avatar

    Thanks, Dave.



  3. […] The dilemma is over, thanks to a few suggestions from David. […]


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