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    EventTransmitter for Streams

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    Attach events to any stream pipeline and emit those events at receiving stream endpoints.

    EventTransmitter transmits events and their parameters along standard stream pipelines. It requires at least two instances: one to transmit encoded event information, and another to listen for and emit events, sanitizing the stream of event metadata in the process for further piping.

    Install

    npm install --save event-transmitter

    Include

    var EventTransmitter = require('event-transmitter')

    Transmit Events

    Use EventTransmitter to transmit events (works like ee.emit). But first you must pipe your EventTransmitter instance to a stream that is connected to where you ultimately want to receive and handle events.

    // create a new EventTransmitter instance
    var et = new EventTransmitter()
     
    // pipe the EventTransmitter to some outgoing stream
    et.pipe(outgoing_stream)
     
    // call et.transmit() to send an event down the pipeline
    et.transmit('header', {name: 'Event A', codes: [222, 123, 456, 789]}, 'A String')

    Receive and Emit Events Locally

    Listen downstream for EventTransmitter events. Just pipe the stream containing the EventTransmitter events to a new EventTransmitter.Listener() which will listen for and emit them locally.

    // create a new EventTransmitter instance
    var etListener = new EventTransmitter.Listener()
     
    // pipe some incoming stream containing encoded events to et.listen()
    incoming_stream.pipe(etListener).pipe(process.stdout)
     
    // set up your event handler to handle events from the pipeline
    etListener.on('header', function(obj, str){
        console.log('emitting a "header" event with object:', obj, 'and string:', str)
    })

    Important

    Note: EventTransmitter adds event metadata to the streams it is piped through and should be placed in the pipeline between where data will otherwise be used. Your EventTransmitter instance will sanitize stream content as it passes through its listener, removing event metadata from the stream, restoring the stream contents.

    Have a look at the few examples in the package to see how to transmit events between various types of streams, sockets and processes.

    License

    The MIT License (MIT)
    Copyright (c) 2017 Arjun Mehta

    Install

    npm i event-transmitter

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    391

    Version

    2.0.0

    License

    MIT

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    • arjunmehta