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I happened to define a function like this

(defn foo [{:keys [bar :as lol]}] lol)

Obviously the destructuring is wrong, it should have been

(defn foo [{:keys [bar] :as lol}] lol)

My question is then, should this destructuring error be caught by the specs for destructuring?

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You can use keywords in destructuring (most useful when using namespaced keywords). Treating :as as special would be surprising and breaking existing code.

The thing you can have in the `:keys` vector is governed by `core/ident?` which says `symbol?` or `keyword?`.