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5 Activation and Deactivation

This chapter describes all aspects of activating and deactivating ECB.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of the activation-type (standard or automatic) the activation-process of ECB is always completely failure-save. This means any error during any step of the activation-process forces a complete cleanup (e.g. removing hooks, disabling advices etc.) of all settings ECB did (e.g. adding hooks, activating advices etc.) until the failure. Therefore if ECB-activation stops cause of a failure then you can be sure that your Emacs has the same state as before the ECB-activation-start!