It would be amazing if along with being to turn audio and midi items into regions or markers, empty items (and their text) could also be turned into regions or markers too.
The reason for this is that it's really nice to be able to use empty items when working with video as you can see the description in the item itself but sometimes for snapping you need to have them also as markers or regions and at the moment there seems to be no way of doing this :)
This seems like a really easy fix (for markers, regions are by Tim and are a bit different). It literally involves changing one parameter in function call: https://code.google.com/p/sws-extension/source/browse/trunk/Xenakios/MoreItemCommands.cpp#1443 But that makes me wonder, is there a specific reason Xenakios did it that way? Since user can dictate which items will be included in the action by doing a selection, there really seems no benefit to exclude empty items?
Some other stuff that uses that same function (XenGetProjectItems) could also be improved in the same simple way.
No good reason at all, do not hesistate, go on Breeder!
BTW I think it is me who moded this code.. someone complained this action was too slow or something (Xen was moving the cursor and then calling the "add marker" action), may be I just did a bad copy/paste at that time?