On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Abraham, > > That is true, but we are going to run into exactly the same problem > with 64-bit status ids.
This has already happened. Tweet ids are now bigger than a 32 bit int can store. That's what Twitpocalypse 2 was all about. -Chad > > And that is going to break a LOT of PHP applications in one fell > swoop. > > Dewald > > On Sep 24, 2:27 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Twitter could add: >> "next_cursor_string":"1314614526448841129" >> >> Minimal cost and it would be backwards compatible. >> >> Abraham >> >> >> >> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 12:06, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Jesse, >> >> > It will add exactly two quote characters (") per numeric field in the >> > JSON payload. >> >> > In any event, I am now hacking the raw JSON output to convert the ids >> > and cursors to string. It's not an ideal solution but it works. >> >> > Dewald >> >> > On Sep 24, 12:34 pm, Jesse Stay <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote: >> > > On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> >> > wrote: >> > > > This goes for any large numbers, including tweet ids. As far as I am >> > > > concerned they can output everything in JSON as strings. >> >> > > That would create quite a memory footprint! I prefer to use ints where >> > > possible and strings only where necessary. I think it would be to your >> > > benefit to just convert to 64-bit PHP. While PHP is type-less, other >> > > languages aren't, and converting back to int is much more a pain in C >> > than >> > > it is in PHP. I suggest Twitter leave it the way it is - it should be up >> > to >> > > the end recipient to convert it in a way that works. Maybe write some >> > new >> > > JSON libraries that parse it correctly? That's what open source is for. >> >> > > Jesse >> >> -- >> Abraham Williams | Community Evangelist |http://web608.org >> Hacker |http://abrah.am|http://twitter.com/abraham >> Project |http://fireeagle.labs.poseurtech.com >> This email is: [ ] blogable [x] ask first [ ] private. >