I'm sorry, but the problem isn't Twitter- its your language and JSON
parser. Outputting everything as a string, when it clearly should be a
number, is inefficient and crazy.

Saying that startups can't afford 64 bit processors in systems is
crazy. Most startups I know are running on EC2 or have fairly new
hardware. I bought a killer 64-bit quad xeon server for less than
$1,500 for our startup and its rocking. If your startup doesn't have
$1,500 for a primary capital computing expense that's another problem
you have there.

You either need to run on a newer system or use a language that can
properly handle 64-bit numbers. C, Python, Ruby, Scala, Erlang, C#,
etc.... none of them have problems with 64-bit ints.

Not a Twitter problem. It's a programming issue on your end and
unfortunately I can't help as I don't know PHP in depth.


On Sep 24, 3:29 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> That magical maximum number appears to be 1000000000000 (1.0E+12).
> So, for tweet ids we still have a bit of breathing space.
> Dewald
> On Sep 24, 4:18 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Clearly PHP_INT_MAX plays no role in json_decode.
> > There must be some other mystical maximum number above which it
> > represents the number as float in the decoded data.
> > Dewald

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