When consuming from a reactive stream is it more like a literal stream where items in the stream ay go by and not get consumed while you're busy, or is it more like a queue?

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  • GitHub repo Reactive Streams

    Reactive Streams Specification for the JVM

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    RxJava – Reactive Extensions for the JVM – a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences for the Java VM.

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