Can this not be returned as hex or base64?
It would save bandwidth for Twitter (and us) and make it a string
people could convert it to 64bit int if they still want to.

On Sep 25, 10:16 pm, Scott Haneda <> wrote:
> I would not change either.  But there are those here that are stating  
> they need new hardware to work around this issue, and that they can  
> not afford that.  I was trying to be that voice of reason if that is  
> the road/excuse they are choosing to go.
> There seem to be acceptable workarounds, solid proposed workarounds,  
> etc.  I guess I am not getting it, JSON is just a string returned,  
> yes, it can represent type of data, but it is still just a string.  I  
> can not see it being that huge a performance hit to massage that  
> string a bit once you get ahold of it.
> --
> Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ *
> On Sep 25, 2009, at 2:02 PM, jmathai wrote:
> > It's ridiculous to suggest a change in hardware (64 bit) or software
> > (switch from PHP) to use Twitter's API.  It's not like either of these
> > are archaic.  It sucks, sure, but it's silly to suggest such a
> > "solution".
> > BTW, I don't have this problem. I'm just trying to be the voice of
> > reason.

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