Actually I just uploaded 0.02 of XML::Generator::DBI to CPAN, which can take a prepared statement instead of as string as a parameter to execute(). And it already did the bind_columns trick. It also now makes Indent off the default, so it should be about as fast as I can make it.
in reply to Re: Re: XSLT vs Templating, Part 2
in thread XSLT vs Templating, Part 2
The other thing I did was change your '//monks' in your XSLT to just 'monks', which is much faster, since it doesn't examine every single child node.