I'm currently writing an audio application using WASAPI, which is a really great learning experience, however I have this odd problem, I don't really know what to do about all these HRESULT codes in a good way and im looking for alternatives to my current approach which is if_else chains.
Since the MSDN documentation mentions that "the error codes are not limited to what we list in these tables" I feel like I have no choice but to be a good citizen and check each single function call for failure and then if it fails do a cleanup and quit the program.
This leads to an obscene amount of error handling code though. I've been considering just using exceptions however I have this prejudice against them due to coming from a game development background where I've been properly indoctrinated to treat them as hellspawn bloating up the program and degrading performance, so I'm relunctant on that front.
What's a good way of dealing with large amounts code that returns HRESULTs in the sense of making the code easy to maintain and read? (preferably something else than the massive if_else chains I've got now)