There is work afoot on "Haskell 1.3," a substantial revision of the Haskell 1.2 language.
Haskell 1.3 is NOT a standard; it is NOT even a DRAFT standard. As of June 1995, there exists a 1.3 PROPOSAL, which will CERTAINLY change. Therefore, the "1.3 things" we "support" may change ARBITRARILY much, and we won't even be mildly apologetic about breaking programs that use "1.3" facilities.
That said, there are two categories of "1.3" things that we commend to you.
To use our 1.3 code, you should compile and link using a `-fhaskell-1.3' flag.