Example/GLSL Separate Program Multi Stage

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Creates a separate program, where some of the stages are directly linked together.

// Create two programs. One with just the vertex shader, and 
// one with both geometry and fragment stages.
GLuint vertexProgram   = glCreateProgram();
GLuint geomFragProgram = glCreateProgram();

// Declare that programs are separable - this is crucial!
glProgramParameteri(vertexProgram  , GL_PROGRAM_SEPARABLE, GL_TRUE);
glProgramParameteri(geomFragProgram, GL_PROGRAM_SEPARABLE, GL_TRUE);

// Generate and compile shader objects, as normal.
GLuint vertShader  = glCreateShader(GL_VERTEX_SHADER);
GLuint geomShader  = glCreateShader(GL_GEOMETRY_SHADER);
GLuint fragShader  = glCreateShader(GL_FRAGMENT_SHADER);

glShaderSource(vertShader, 1, &vertSrc, NULL);
glShaderSource(geomShader, 1, &geomSrc, NULL);
glShaderSource(fragShader, 1, &fragSrc, NULL);


// Attach the shaders to their respective programs
glAttachShader(vertexProgram  , vertShader);
glAttachShader(geomFragProgram, geomShader);
glAttachShader(geomFragProgram, fragShader);

// Perform any pre-linking steps.
glBindAttribLocation(vertexProgram    , 0, "Position");
glBindFragDataLocation(geomFragProgram, 0, "FragColor");

// Link the programs

// Detach and delete the shader objects
glDetachShader(vertexProgram, vertShader);

glDetachShader(geomFragProgram, geomShader);
glDetachShader(geomFragProgram, fragShader);

// Generate a program pipeline
glGenProgramPipelines(1, &pipeline);

// Attach the first program to the vertex stage, and the second program
// to the geometry and fragment stages
glUseProgramStages(pipeline, GL_VERTEX_SHADER_BIT, vertexProgram);
glUseProgramStages(pipeline, GL_GEOMETRY_SHADER_BIT | GL_FRAGMENT_SHADER_BIT, geomFragProgram);