I have yet to find a case in which I would want to throw an object. Besides all exception objects are supposed to be stringifiable AFAIK.
Besides Java code doing the same thing is usualy several times longer than its Perl conterpart so I don't think these three or four additional lines matter. That is unless you program Java in perl.
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