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doc: add note of caution about non-conforming streams

PR-URL: #29895
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ronag authored and MylesBorins committed Oct 9, 2019
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@@ -1678,6 +1678,13 @@ of a stream that are intended for use by consumers (as described in the
[API for Stream Consumers][] section). Doing so may lead to adverse side effects
in application code consuming the stream.

Avoid overriding public methods such as `write()`, `end()`, `cork()`,
`uncork()`, `read()` and `destroy()`, or emitting internal events such
as `'error'`, `'data'`, `'end'`, `'finish'` and `'close'` through `.emit()`.
Doing so can break current and future stream invariants leading to behavior
and/or compatibility issues with other streams, stream utilities, and user

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