Patchwork [bitbake-devel,02/16] data: Be explicit in data_db check

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Submitter Richard Purdie
Date Sept. 16, 2013, 9:53 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/58187/
State Accepted
Commit 43a245bde318545ea75ca4ce7894395c1cf9b32a
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Richard Purdie - Sept. 16, 2013, 9:53 p.m.
The if statement current causes the size of parent to be calcuated which
is like a len() operation on a datastore. Since we're only interested
whether the value is none, checking explictly for this gives a
small performance gain.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
 lib/bb/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/lib/bb/ b/lib/bb/
index 8c9cb0f..e6d5232 100644
--- a/lib/bb/
+++ b/lib/bb/
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@  def init():
 def init_db(parent = None):
     """Return a new object representing the Bitbake data,
     optionally based on an existing object"""
-    if parent:
+    if parent is not None:
         return parent.createCopy()
         return _dict_type()