Affects Version/s: Release 1.2, Release 1.3, Release 1.4
Fix Version/s: Release 1.5
Patch:Code and Test
In general Clojure's number types can be read prefixed with either a +
or - and this seems to work correctly for reading integers and floats.
In the case of ratios however things break down when ratios are
prefixed with a +.
The ratio pattern in LispReader.java does match on ratios starting
with both + and - but matchNumber fails on ratios prefixed with +
because it ends up calling "new BigInteger(m.group(1))" and it turns
out the constructor for BigInteger has no problems with negative
numbers but it doesn't like numbers prefixed by a +.