Help is always appreciated!
To get started, you can try installing Vyper in order to familiarize yourself with the components of Vyper and the build process. Also, it may be useful to become well-versed at writing smart-contracts in Vyper.
Types of Contributions¶
In particular, we need help in the following areas:
How to Suggest Improvements¶
To suggest an improvement, please create a Vyper Improvement Proposal (VIP for short) using the VIP Template.
How to Report Issues¶
To report an issue, please use the GitHub issues tracker. When reporting issues, please mention the following details:
- Which version of Vyper you are using
- What was the source code (if applicable)
- Which platform are you running on
- Your operating system name and version
- Detailed steps to reproduce the issue
- What was the result of the issue
- What the expected behaviour is
Reducing the source code that caused the issue to a bare minimum is always very helpful and sometimes even clarifies a misunderstanding.
Find or report bugs at our issues page. Anything tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to implement it.
Vyper’s codebase follows the Snake Charmer’s Style Guide. Some of the things not covered by style guide that we maintain in our codebase are the use of f-strings across the repository (when helpful for clarity), and adherence to the architectural design of the codebase.
Workflow for Pull Requests¶
In order to contribute, please fork off of the
master branch and make your
changes there. Your commit messages should detail why you made your change
in addition to what you did (unless it is a tiny change).
If you need to pull in any changes from
master after making your fork (for
example, to resolve potential merge conflicts), please avoid using
git rebase your branch.
If you are writing a new feature, please ensure you write appropriate Pytest test cases and place them under
If you are making a larger change, please consult first with the Gitter channel.
Although we do CI testing, please make sure that the tests pass for supported Python version and ensure that it builds locally before submitting a pull request.
Thank you for your help!