On Sun, Jul 4, 2021, at 13:00, Ralf Gommers wrote:
I don't think so. We basically arrived at the solution, and there's a PR that is mostly done too. This really isn't that complicated that we should require a NEP.

Personally, I don't like np.CopyMode in the main namespace. If we can agree to stash it somewhere else, and tentatively aim to move to strings at point X in time for consistency with the rest of the API, I have no issue with going ahead.