Any contributions are welcome and appreciated!

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.

  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with bug and help wanted is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the issues for features. Anything tagged with enhancement and help wanted is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

Named Enum could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official Named Enum docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.

  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up named_enum for local development.

  1. Fork the named_enum repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone git@your_repo_url.git
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenv installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ python -m virtualenv named_enum-venv
    $ source named_enum-venv/bin/activate
    $ cd named_enum/

    Now you can install named_enum in develop mode in your virtual environment:

    $ python develop


    $ pip install -e .
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass all linting checks and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ make flake8
    $ make mypy
    $ make bandit
    $ make test
    $ tox

    To get flake8, mypy, bandit and tox, just pip install them into your virtualenv.

  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.

  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.

  3. The pull request should work for Python 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9.


Assume that bump2version is installed. To deploy the package, just run:

$ bump2version patch named_enum/  # possible: major / minor / patch
$ git push
$ git push --tags

Github Actions will do the rest.