As Joseph points out, PHP on a 64-bit system can handle these numbers.

If you really want this data as a string, you could write a regex in
PHP to alter the json string to wrap the digits in quotes before
sending it through json_decode(), but that would be a pretty gnarly


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> All that Twitter needs to do to solve this problem is to build the
> JSON out with next_cursor and previous_cursor as string values.
> I.e., the JSON data should contain:
> "next_cursor":"12398712981212987","previous_cursor":"-12398712981212987"
> I don't know what it will do to Java apps, but for PHP apps it will
> solve the problem.
> Dewald

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