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glClipControl controls the clipping volume behavior and the clip coordinate to window coordinate transformation behavior.
The view volume is defined by $$z_{min} \leq z_c \leq w_c$$ where $z_{min} = w_c$ when depth is GL_NEGATIVE_ONE_TO_ONE, and $z_{min} = 0$ when depth is GL_ZERO_TO_ONE.
The normalized device coordinate $y_d$ is given by $$y_d = { { f \times y_c } \over w_c }$$ where $f = 1$ when origin is GL_LOWER_LEFT, and $f = 1$ when origin is GL_UPPER_LEFT.
The window coordinate $z_w$ is given by $$z_w = s \times z_d + b$$ where $s = { { f  n } \over 2 }$ and $b = { {n + f} \over 2 }$ when depth is GL_NEGATIVE_ONE_TO_ONE, and $s = f  n$ and $b = n$ when depth is GL_ZERO_TO_ONE. $n$ and $f$ are the near and far depth range values set with glDepthRange().
Finally, the polygon area computation defined by gl_FrontFacing() to determine if a polygon is front or backfacing has its sign negated when origin is GL_UPPER_LEFT.
The default GL clip volume definition is for a origin of GL_LOWER_LEFT and a depth of GL_NEGATIVE_ONE_TO_ONE.
An origin of GL_UPPER_LEFT and a depth of GL_ZERO_TO_ONE corresponds to Direct3D's clip volume definition.
An origin of GL_UPPER_LEFT and a depth of GL_NEGATIVE_ONE_TO_ONE corresponds to the upperleft origin of the window coordinate system of Microsoft Windows and the X Window System.
There is extensive discussion of the uses and further consequences of the different clip volume settings in the GL_ARB_clip_control extension specification in the OpenGL Registry at URL m[blue]http://www.opengl.org/registry/m[].
An GL_INVALID_ENUM error is generated if origin is not GL_LOWER_LEFT or GL_UPPER_LEFT.
An GL_INVALID_ENUM error is generated if depth is not GL_NEGATIVE_ONE_TO_ONE or GL_ZERO_TO_ONE.

OpenGL Version
 
Function / Feature Name  2.0  2.1  3.0  3.1  3.2  3.3  4.0  4.1  4.2  4.3  4.4 
4.5

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gl_ClipDistance(), gl_CullDistance(), gl_FrontFacing(), glDepthRange().
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