Why doesn’t ReasonML have nullary functions? That is due to ReasonML always performing partial application (explained in detail later): If you don’t provide all of a function’s parameters, you get a new function from the remaining parameters to the result. As a consequence, if you could actually provide no parameters at all, then func() would be the same as func and neither would actually call func.
– Exploring ReasonML and functional programming by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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