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Pipe one stream in, many streams out. Goes as slow as the slowest writer.
If you are trying to pipe to a very fast stream, and also to a very
slow stream, then every time the fast stream emits
drain, it'll try
to write another chunk.
Most of the time, you'd prefer that the reader goes no faster than the slowest writer can accomodate.
In Node v0.10, this is how it works. However, in Node v0.8 and
'drain' event from any writer would cause the reader to
emit more data.
Compounding the issue, in v0.8, writable streams usually emitted
'drain' after any flushed
write(), even if it was immediately
flushed, and already returned true!
In Node v0.10, this module simply exports the
module. In Node v0.8 and before, it exports a streams1 style stream
that behaves properly when piped to multiple differing-speed
If you know that your program will only be run in Node v0.10 and above, don't bother with this module.
var SM = require('stream-multiplexer'); var sm = new SM; var myStream = fs.createReadStream('some-file'); myStream.pipe(sm); sm.pipe(fastWriter); sm.pipe(slowWriter);