What is Compilation:
As compilation, the action and effect of compiling is known. Compiling is gathering or putting together in the same work or volume a set of information, parts or extracts from different books, texts or documents that have a common theme.
In this sense, the concept of compilation is applied in the publishing field to refer to books or volumes that are made up of a meeting of texts that deal with or refer to the same theme or subject.
The same occurs in the legal field with texts or documents on the same topic that are collected in a single volume.
You can make compilations of, for example, poems dedicated to the Mexican landscape, academic articles on the current world economy, among other things.
The word, as such, comes from Latin compilation, compilatiōnis.
See also Anthology.
Compilation in Law
In the legal field, as a compilation, it is called the meeting or codification of the laws within the same code to avoid confusion or contradictions. The legislative compilation technique is very old, to the point that, to trace its origins, we must go back to Ancient Rome.
Compilation in Computer Science
In Computer Science, compilation is called the coding phase in which a program is translated from source code to machine code so that it can be executed. As such, it is performed by a virtual compiler, whose task is to translate a source program into an object program.