I was looking to buy some ribbon cable and I saw some in two varieties, one "splice free". What does that mean exactly? I assume it means the other kind may have a splice, but why would it have a splice, and how would they go about splicing ribbon cable anyway in a cost effective manner that makes more sense than holding onto a couple partial rolls?
And what would this splice look like anyway? A whole bunch of heat shrunk wires split apart in the middle of the cable? One big heat shrink around the cable? Something else?