What is Compilation?
As compiling the known action and effect of compiling. Compiling is gathering or joining 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 collection 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 gathered in a single volume.
Compilations can be made, for example, of poems dedicated to the Mexican landscape, of academic articles on the current world economy, etc.
The word, as such, comes from the Latin compilatĭo, compilatiōnis.
Compilation in Law
In the legal field, a compilation is called the gathering or codification of laws within the same code to avoid confusion or contradiction. The legislative compilation technique is very old, to the point that, to trace its origins, we must go back to Ancient Rome.
Compilation in Computing
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 bring a source program to an object program.