I need to connect multiple extension boards to single Pi3B+. I have checked that they will not be using the same GPIO signals. I am thinking of using a single ribbon cable with one female (for the Pi) and multiple male connectors for the other boards. I am puzzled however that I can't find anyone who's selling such, or even any mention of such being used.
There are replicator boards like this one here, which seem to be doing the same thing. So the question is:
Can a single cable with multiple connectors be used instead of this replicator board, and if not - why?