A few seconds.


Streams3, a user-land copy of the stream library from Node.js


Node-core v7.0.0 streams for userland Build Status


Sauce Test Status

npm install --save readable-stream

Node-core streams for userland

This package is a mirror of the Streams2 and Streams3 implementations in Node-core.

Full documentation may be found on the Node.js website.

If you want to guarantee a stable streams base, regardless of what version of Node you, or the users of your libraries are using, use readable-stream only and avoid the "stream" module in Node-core, for background see this blogpost.

As of version 2.0.0 readable-stream uses semantic versioning.

Streams Working Group

readable-stream is maintained by the Streams Working Group, which oversees the development and maintenance of the Streams API within Node.js. The responsibilities of the Streams Working Group include:

  • Addressing stream issues on the Node.js issue tracker.
  • Authoring and editing stream documentation within the Node.js project.
  • Reviewing changes to stream subclasses within the Node.js project.
  • Redirecting changes to streams from the Node.js project to this project.
  • Assisting in the implementation of stream providers within Node.js.
  • Recommending versions of readable-stream to be included in Node.js.
  • Messaging about the future of streams to give the community advance notice of changes.

Team Members

  • Chris Dickinson (@chrisdickinson) <[email protected]>
    • Release GPG key: 9554F04D7259F04124DE6B476D5A82AC7E37093B
  • Calvin Metcalf (@calvinmetcalf) <[email protected]>
    • Release GPG key: F3EF5F62A87FC27A22E643F714CE4FF5015AA242
  • Rod Vagg (@rvagg) <[email protected]>
    • Release GPG key: DD8F2338BAE7501E3DD5AC78C273792F7D83545D
  • Sam Newman (@sonewman) <[email protected]>
  • Mathias Buus (@mafintosh) <[email protected]>
  • Domenic Denicola (@domenic) <[email protected]>
  • Matteo Collina (@mcollina) <[email protected]>
    • Release GPG key: 3ABC01543F22DD2239285CDD818674489FBC127E
Pincer is a project which aims to provide best library discovery tools for developers. We're growing day by day. We have only npm platform for now but we will add the others as much as we can.