The any_not_empty extension changes the behavior of Dataset#any? if called without a block. By default, this method uses the standard Enumerable behavior of enumerating results and seeing if any result is not false or nil. With this extension, it just checks whether the dataset is empty. This approach can be much faster if the dataset is currently large.
DB[:table].any? # SELECT * FROM table DB[:table].extension(:any_not_empty).any? # SELECT 1 as one FROM table LIMIT 1
You can load this extension into specific datasets:
ds = DB[:table] ds = ds.extension(:any_not_empty)
Or you can load it into all of a database's datasets, which is probably the desired behavior if you are using this extension:
Note that this can result in any? returning a different result if the dataset has a row_proc that can return false or nil.