Versions don’t really work linearly. Commits can and sometime must be reverted.
later does not necessarily mean better. If A comes later than B, it does not imply that:
- A has more features than B,
- or that A is more stable than B,
- or that A is more useful than B.
It simply means that somewhere in A’s history, is a commit node B.
With a model of later is better, nobody wanted to use the word revert