Simple Pirate queue in Clojure

(ns spqueue
(:require [zeromq.zmq :as zmq]
[zmsg :refer :all]))

;;
;; Simple Pirate broker
;; This is identical to load-balancing pattern, with no reliability
;; mechanisms. It depends on the client for recovery. Runs forever.
;;

(def worker-ready "\001")

(defn -main []
(let [ctx (zmq/context 1)
frontend (doto (zmq/socket ctx :router)
(zmq/bind "tcp://*:5555"))
backend (doto (zmq/socket ctx :router)
(zmq/bind "tcp://*:5556"))]
(.addShutdownHook (Runtime/getRuntime)
(Thread. (fn []
(.close frontend)
(.close backend)
(.term ctx))))
(let [worker-queue (atom clojure.lang.PersistentQueue/EMPTY)]
(while true
(let [items (zmq/poller ctx)
backend-index (zmq/register items backend :pollin)
frontend-index (if-not (empty? @worker-queue)
(zmq/register items frontend :pollin))]
(zmq/poll items -1)
;; Handle worker activity on background
(if (zmq/check-poller items backend-index :pollin)
;; Queue worker address for LRU routing
(let [msg (receive-msg backend)
worker-id (msg-id msg)
msg (msg-unwrap msg)]
(swap! worker-queue conj worker-id)
(if (not= worker-ready (msg-data msg))
(send-msg frontend msg))))
(if (and frontend-index (zmq/check-poller items frontend-index :pollin))
(let [ msg (receive-msg frontend)
worker-id (peek @worker-queue)]
(swap! worker-queue pop)
(send-msg backend (msg-wrap worker-id msg)))))))))