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functional programming naming

In a functional programming language, and in general good program design, functions or methods should perform some behaviour on their arguments and return a value. There should be no SideEffects.
A no argument function / method should be substitutable for a value.
You should not have to know whether your value is stored or calculated.
Example: 'price() * fxRate()' could just as easily be 'price * fxRate' [In most languages you need the () if it's a method, so not exactly equivalent, but pretty close]