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* docs: add flow control section to publish overview

* Explain options for limit exceeded behavior

* Omit a sentence that might cause confusion.
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Publish Flow Control

If publishing large amounts of messages or very large messages in quick
succession, some of the publish requests might time out, especially if the
bandwidth available is limited. To mitigate this the client can be
configured with custom :class:`~.pubsub_v1.types.PublishFlowControl` settings.

You can configure the maximum desired number of messages and their maximum total
size, as well as the action that should be taken when the threshold is reached.

.. code-block:: python
from import pubsub_v1
client = pubsub_v1.PublisherClient(
byte_limit=2 * 1024 * 1024,
The action to be taken on overflow can be one of the following:

* :attr:`~.pubsub_v1.types.LimitExceededBehavior.IGNORE` (default): Ignore the
overflow and continue publishing the messages as normal.
* :attr:`~.pubsub_v1.types.LimitExceededBehavior.ERROR`: Raise
:exc:`~.pubsub_v1.publisher.exceptions.FlowControlLimitError` and reject the message.
* :attr:`~.pubsub_v1.types.LimitExceededBehavior.BLOCK`: Temporarily block in the
:meth:`~.pubsub_v1.publisher.client.Client.publish` method until there is
enough capacity available.

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