Compiling makes code slower? wow. How fast must C-Code be if you interpret it.
So what I'm hoping for is the future inclusion of stored proceedures written in SQL itself like what is offered in other DBMS systems.
You can't implement stored procedures in SQL, at least not very effectivly, as SQL usually lacks condtions (ok, most SQL variants have at least something like that), and loops.
No, I think, Perl is a quite good idea, it's rather easy to learn (if you can code) and it has lots of features.