Definition: A function that takes no arguments.
Also known as nullary function.
See also constant function, unary function, binary function, n-ary function.
Note: Pronounced "zero-airy". By analogy to unary, binary, etc.
A 0-ary or nullary function that is pure (no state or interactions with external variables) must be a constant function.
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Paul E. Black, "0-ary function", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/zeroaryfunc.html