Brian Love
Angular + TypeScript Developer in Denver, CO

streams WG Meeting 2015-01-30

streams WG Meeting 2015-01-30

  • Google Hangouts Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9nDOSGfwZg
  • GitHub Issue: https://github.com/iojs/readable-stream/issues/106
  • Original Minutes Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17aTgLnjMXIrfjgNaTUnHQO7m3xgzHR2VXBTmi03Qii4/

Agenda

Extracted from https://github.com/iojs/readable-stream/labels/wg-agenda prior to meeting.

  • adopt a charter #105
  • release and versioning strategy #101
  • simpler stream creation #102
  • proposal: deprecate implicit flowing of streams #99

Minutes

adopt a charter

  • group: +1’s all around

What versioning scheme should be adopted?

  • group: +1’s 3.0.0
  • domenic+group: pulling in patches from other sources where appropriate
  • mikeal: version independently, suggesting versions for io.js
  • mikeal+domenic: work with TC to notify in advance of changes simpler stream creation

streamline creation of streams

  • sam: streamline creation of streams
  • domenic: nice simple solution posted but, we lose the opportunity to change the model may not be backwards incompatible (double check keys)

    action item: domenic will check

remove implicit flowing of streams on(‘data’)

  • add isFlowing / isPaused
  • mikeal: worrying that we’re documenting polyfill methods – confuses users
  • domenic: more reflective API is probably good, with warning labels for users
  • new section for mad scientists (reflective stream access)
  • calvin: name the “third state”
  • mikeal: maybe borrow the name from whatwg?
  • domenic: we’re missing the “third state”
  • consensus: kind of difficult to name the third state
  • mikeal: figure out differences in states / compat
  • mathias: always flow on data – eliminates third state
    • explore what it breaks

action items: * ask isaac for ability to list packages by what public io.js APIs they use (esp. Stream) * ask rod/build for infrastructure * chris: explore the “flow on data” approach * add isPaused/isFlowing * add new docs section * move isPaused to that section