Remember me talking about using the makeContiguous() feature of the reworked UnionFind structure? Nevermind. It turns out that I cannot use this feature - it violates the consistency requirement. But I have better news than that.
The newly created branch lazycc contains a workflow dedicated to show the advances in the lazy connected components business. This could actually be the first time that I see labeled images coming out of my operator. Rather satisfying, one might think. That’s what the connected components applet looks like: