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When the method needs to refer to, bind, or unbind an attribute of its self object, it does so by standard attribute-reference syntax (e.g., self.name). The lack of implicit scoping may take some getting used to


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If the method needs to reference a member of the object on which the method call is made, it must refer to such member using "self." (eg. self.memberName).