Necessity is the mother of pull requests, so that’s what I did.
It the best option for handling zlib compression in Node.js… That is of course, unless it’s missing a feature.
I had need of a way to decompress multiple zlib streams that were concatenated together without any meta data to tell how long each stream was. This is trivial to do with the native C library, python, or pure-JS zlib ports. Unfortunately, the Node.js zlib API simply did not expose this information.
One option would be to just use a pure-JS zlib port like pako, but Node.js is open source. It would be better if we just fix the problem!
Now with the release of Node.js 8.1, this information is available, and the bug is no more!
This is what makes open-source great!