The only way a [person] can remain consistent
In this chapter, we present our approaches to the problem of creating predictability in an index.
Both of us used consistency as a guideline while we wrote our indexes and both of us were willing to create inconsistencies in order to make some entries more useful. Each of us discusses how we interpreted consistency and how we handled the inconsistencies that resulted from some of our other indexing decisions.
In the chapter closing, we explore the need to be more precise in our discussions about consistency. We also summarize the benefits of inconsistency and examine the differing patterns of consistency in our two indexes.