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Re: Confusing inconsistent option syntax

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 11:13 AM Robert White <rjwhite2453@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> `git log --pretty short` gives the error message "ambiguous argument
> 'short'". To get the expected result, you need to use `git log
> --pretty=short`. However, `git log --since yesterday` and `git log
> --since=yesterday` both work as expected.
> When is an = needed? What is the reason for these inconsistencies?

--pretty can take no arguments. --pretty alone is the same as
--pretty=medium. --since always needs an argument.