I Feel Personally Victimized by the Rust Lexer

I just spent way too long trying to figure out a missing comma.

Say you have some code that looks like the following (note the missing comma between &self.srcaddr and &self.dstaddr)

What error would you expect the compiler to spit out?

Something like expected token: ','?

What about invalid reference to argument '3' (there are 3 arguments)?

It turns out that since whitespace is ignored, the second ampersand in the above code is interpreted as a bitwise AND, with one reference and one variable as its operands. Rather than complain about a missing token, the compiler interprets what it sees as valid syntax, and indeed it ends up with one less argument than it expects based on the provided format string.