Is there any way to have the region highlighted without
transient-mark-mode on? I'm trying to implement kakoune style editing in emacs and having a persistent region actually makes sense under that editing model.
EDIT: Clarification According to kakoune's documentation, there is always an active selection, with an anchor and a cursor. The anchor and the cursor in kakoune would correspond to the mark and point in emacs. Disabling transient mark-mode in emacs would bring it more in line with the idea of a persistent selection with an always active mark. According to the emacs manual, however, disabling transient-mark-mode disables region highlighting, since having highlighting all the time would be annoying. It is precisely this 'annoying' behavior that I'm trying to enable. The question is basically "how do I highlight the region?" Apologies for the confusing nature of the initial question. I'm new to emacs and have yet to get up to speed with all the terms.