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What is base register?

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A base register is any general purpose register chosen by
programmer. It is assigned at the beginning of the program
as part of housekeeping with the USING assembler keyword,
and it's purpose is to maintain addressibility within a
page (4k) of code or data.

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What is house keeping in assembler? And explain the following code

HELLOTSO START 0
* PRINT NOGEN
BEGIN SAVE (14,12)
LR 12,15
USING TYPE,12
ST 13,SAVE+4
LA 11,SAVE
ST 11,8(13)
LR 13,11
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