From: "Tom Sawyer" <transami / transami.net>
> in this simple example:
>
>   a = 1
>
> who is the receiver and what is the method? ...*long pause*...

It depends where 'a' is declared:

If self has an attribute named 'a', then the receiver is self, and the
method is 'a='.

If 'a' is a local variable, then (conceptually) the receiver is the stack
frame containing 'a', and the method is 'a='.

Cheers,
            Nat.

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