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// Stream type: tcp
* fundamental unit: buffer given to us by the OS
* list representation: array of buffers
read() -> yields a Buffer containing whatever the OS gave us for that chunk
// Stream type: text lines (e.g. after splitting a text files into lines)
* fundamental unit: line (string)
* list representation: array
read() -> yields a string
// Stream type: UDP datagrams (boundaries matter)
* fundamental unit: datagram (Buffer)
* list representation: array
read() -> yields a buffer containing a full datagram
// Stream type: arbitrary objects
* fundamental unit: Object
* list representation: array
... guess what?
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