C++ lies in the middle of the abstraction hierarchy. This means that C++ code must be easy for both a human and a machine to understand. There are trade-offs between the two readers so that the other can better understand.
The syntax of languages is not the only factor to consider when deciding if one language is harder than another. The environment that you write in matters equally as much.
To give you an example, the first programming language I ever learned was C back when I was in university. While I found the course challenging, the actual projects I built gave me a good grasp of what programming really was.
If you build a basic game like rock paper scissors in C++, you use only that language to create the game. It makes it obvious exactly what programming is and how programming logic works.
As someone who started learning web development with only a fundamental understanding of programming, I know this can be extremely intimidating and difficult to wrap your head around all that information.
Hopefully, this article cleared up some confusion around which language is harder to learn.
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